Tag Archives: Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid

EPA Hearings on Clean Power Plan Monday and Tuesday

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comment in Denver Monday and Tuesday on its proposed Clean Power Plan. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be there to make comments on behalf of the county. Citizens are also encouraged to attend and comment. Kinkaid will get 5 minutes to explain to regulators how the Continue reading

Kinkaid to Speak at Public Hearing on Greenhouse Gasses

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will speak at a public hearing regarding greenhouse gasses next week. Kinkaid asked to speak at the hearing for the proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014. The Continue reading

Moffat County Eligible for State Sponsored Scholarships

scholarshipsMoffat County is eligible to receive over $11,000 in scholarships to hand out to students within the county. Starting this fall, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) will make $7 million in matching dollars available to Continue reading

John Kinkaid Will Run for Second Term

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has announced that he will seek a second term. Kinkaid says he has enjoyed the last three years of fighting the county’s battles, and serving his constituents. In his announcement, Kinkaid talked about his efforts over the last few years, including his ability to work both sides of the aisle Continue reading

Advocates to Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month

ADVOCATESThis is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Advocates Crisis Support Services in Craig is observing it with a ceremony this morning on the Moffat County Courthouse lawn. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s TAKE A STAND features a national moment of silence this morning at 9. Advocates says by taking a Continue reading

Trapper mine Comes to Agreement with WildEarth Guardians

Trapper-Mine-300Trapper Mine, which was also a target of a WildEarth Guardians lawsuit, has filed a joint proposed remedy to District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson. The proposal was developed by the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper and WildEarth. The proposal would guide how OSM conducts a new and enhanced environmental assessment of Trapper’s federal Continue reading

Kinkaid Asked to Pen Opinion Piece Regarding EPA Spill

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was asked by Fox News to write an opinion piece regarding the toxic spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency in Southern Colorado. Kinkaid said he was surprised at the request, but used the opportunity to talk about the restrictive and unrelenting policies of the Continue reading

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