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Attorney General Cynthia Coffman to Visit Northwest Colorado Tomorrow

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Northwest Colorado tomorrow. Coffman will makes stops in Steamboat and Hayden before landing in Craig for a tour of Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Craig Station. Coffman will Continue reading

Gardner Opposes Guantanamo Transfer

gardnerLawmakers from Colorado are renewing their opposition to the Obama Administration’s plans to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay onto American soil. The Department of Defense was recently in Colorado, scouting possible sites in Florence and Canon  City. Senator Cory Gardner talked with a reporter yesterday about the issue. He maintains that moving the detainees to the U.S. is clearly prohibited Continue reading

Obama Grant Prepares Communities for Life with Less Coal

coalTwo western Colorado regions with close ties to the coal mining industry will work to diversify their economies with the help from a federal program. On Thursday, Moffat County received $50,000 for the study of current commercial and economic needs and assets of the county and surrounding region. The Montrose-based Region Continue reading

Gardner Upset over Guantanamo Transfer Reports

gardnerReports say Department of Defense officials are in Colorado scouting potential sites to hold prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Senator Cory Gardner is unhappy with that, and said as much in a statement he released yesterday regarding those reports. He says the Obama Administration’s scouting effort in Colorado is reckless, illegal, and wrong. Gardner says he has written a letter asking the Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading

Judge Blocks Waters of U.S. Rule

EPA-300A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over most state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Continue reading

National Organization Airs Ads Opposing EPA Proposal

EPA-300A statewide Colorado television spot launched yesterday by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) highlights the costly economic impact the state will feel from the Obama Administration’s proposed ozone regulation. The ad follows two recent national television spots by the NAM as part of a growing Continue reading

Poll Shows Westerners Want Balance of Environmental and Energy Values

wvpAccording to a public opinion poll released yesterday by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate polling companies in America, the majority of western voters Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA Over Power Plant Emissions

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a huge blow to the Obama Administration by ruling that the EPA far over-reached its authority with power plant emission limits. The ruling that came down today said the EPA “unreasonably” failed to consider the cost of the regulations. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion, which Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading