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Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

EPA Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has granted another extension in the public comment period for new carbon emissions rules. The EPA was asked to extend the period by another 60 days. The agency has granted another 45 days. That makes the entire comment period for the new rules 165 days. The rules are intended to Continue reading

Senators Ask for More Comment Time on EPA Rules

EPA-300The U.S. Senate is asking the Obama Administration for more time to collect public comment on the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules. Yesterday a majority of the senate signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking for a 60-day extension due to the complexity and scope of the regulation. That Continue reading

BLM Seeking Comment on Trails Project Near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to develop a comprehensive non-motorized trail network near Meeker. The proposed project outlines two alternative trail systems in the China Wall area to provide recreation opportunities for hikers, Continue reading

Wildlife Officials to Discuss Elkhead Reservoir

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNState Wildlife Officials will meet Friday at Craig Station to talk about plans for Elkhead Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a plan to drain and poison Elkhead Reservoir to get rid of non-native fish. The Small Mouth Bass and the Northern Pike are considered predators of the endangered Bony Tail Chub, Humpback Chub, Razorback Sucker, and Colorado Pikeminnow. The CPW says there are too many of the non-natives Continue reading

BLM Seeks Comment on Public Land Access Closure

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near Continue reading

EPA Publishes Carbon Emissions Rules in Federal Register

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency published their latest Carbon Emissions Rules in the Federal Register today.  That means public comment on the proposed rules starts now.  The rules state that coal fired power plants must cut carbon emissions by 30 percent be the year 2030.  The regulations seem to be a Continue reading

BLM Seeks Comment on Plan to Dispose of Beetle Killed Trees

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has released an environmental assessment for public comment analyzing its proposal to remove hazardous trees on BLM-administered lands in Grand County.  Grand County has been one of the most affected areas of Continue reading