Tag Archives: Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid

Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, Continue reading

Kinkaid Reviews Meeting with Jewell

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid gave a review of his meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday. Kinkaid met with Jewell and other federal officials Friday night in Glenwood to talk about the ColoWyo situation. Several other local, state and federal officials were there, including Commissioners from Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Delta Counties, Moffat Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

Jewell Visiting Aspen, No Plans to Visit Craig

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Aspen this weekend, but there are no apparent plans to visit Moffat County. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining is in the midst of redoing an environmental assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge in Denver ruled the original assessment didn’t do enough to consider the effects of burning coal on Continue reading

Kinkaid Urges Residents to be Vigilant in Support of Coal

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid issued a public statement over the weekend, calling on Moffat County residents to keep vigilant with their support of coal, and in particular the ColoWyo Coal Mine. Kinkaid said the issue is getting national attention, and it helps to present a united front. Kinkaid said a writer Continue reading

Interior Department Lets Appeal Deadline Pass

department-of-interiorYesterday’s deadline for the Interior Department to file for an appeal of a judge’s ruling against the Office of Surface Mining over an extraction permit issued to ColoWyo Coal Mine nearly a decade ago has come and gone. The OSM is preparing a new Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit, after the judge said the Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Packed House at EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300Last night’s community meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath in Craig was very well attended. Miners, industry and community leaders, and others filled the Moffat County High School Auditorium to hear McGrath explain why new carbon emissions rules were needed to stave off the EPA’s claims of human Continue reading

EPA Meeting on Carbon Emissions Rules in Craig is Tonight

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Director, Shaun McGrath will be in Craig tonight to hear from citizens, business leaders, elected officials and others about the agency’s new carbon emissions rules. The rules are unpopular to coal counties as they are projected to raise the cost of electricity, cost coal mining jobs, and Continue reading

EPA Meeting to be Held in Craig this Week

EPA-300EPA Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will be in Craig Wednesday to hear from various interests about the harmful effects of his agency’s new carbon emissions rules. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited McGrath to Moffat County during the EPA’s Denver hearing on the rules. Several Continue reading

Agenda Set for EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300The agenda has been set for next week’s public meeting in Craig with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shawn McGrath agreed to hold a public meeting in Craig, over the new carbon emissions rules levied against coal fired power plants. During hearings on the rules in Continue reading

EPA Regional Administrator Sets Date for Craig Visit

EPA-300The Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to travel to Moffat County for a Town Hall style listening session regarding new carbon emissions rules.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited Shaun McGrath to Craig while in Denver testifying against the new rules last week.  Kinkaid Continue reading