Tag Archives: Obama

Zinke Sage Grouse Plan Released

Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled his new plan to protect sage grouse this week, which will give Western states more flexibility for managing the birds habitat, and will help encourage economic growth. Zinke believes the federal government and the states can work together to protect sage grouse and its habitat while not affecting the economy and job creation. Zinke said he has received complaints from several Western governors that the Obama Continue reading

Wyoming Insurance Premiums May Go Up 50%

Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only company to provide insurance on Wyoming’s Obama Care insurance exchange, has announced that they will seek a nearly 50% premium increase next year. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative said the request is partially due Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

EPA Nears Repeal Of Waters Of The U.S. Rule

The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that they are nearing repeal of the Waters of the United States Rule, which was instituted by the Obama administration in 2015. The rule significantly increased federal jurisdiction over local waterways which were historically regulated by state governments. President Trump ordered the two Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Congress To Get Power Over Coal Moratoriums?

Wyoming US Congresswoman Liz Cheney has introduced legislation that would give Congress final control over future coal moratoriums in the US. This legislation could help continue President Trump’s crusade against regulations contained within the Obama administrations, Clean Power Plan. Coal developments were put on hold during the Obama Continue reading

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading

Trump To Target Obama Coal Regulations

According to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today targeting regulations within the Clean Power Plan.  It’s anticipated the executive order will instruct the EPA to rewrite regulations concerning carbon emission reductions for new and existing power plants in the US. The order will also Continue reading

Trump Voids “Job Killing” Coal Regulation

The “Stream Protection Rule”, which was issued by Barack Obama as one of his last acts as president, has been voided by President Trump.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterways from the impact of surface coal Continue reading

House Looks To Void Stream Protection Rule

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that would repeal the “Stream Protection Rule,” a rule issued by Barack Obama In one of his last acts as president.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterway from the impact of surface coal mining Continue reading

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

Hickenlooper Drops Carbon Reduction Plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not be issuing an executive order aimed at cutting Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from the states power plants by one third by the year 2030. Hickenlooper said the decision to not institute the executive order was based on extreme push back from republicans in the state Continue reading