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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

Tomorrow is Comment Deadline for Trapper Settlement

Trapper-Mine-300Tomorrow is the last day to make scoping comments to the Office of Surface Mining regarding the Trapper Mine settlement with WildEarth Guardians. Local officials stress that making comments on the Trapper plan is just as important as making comments on the ColoWyo plan. The OSM and Trapper held a community outreach meeting a couple of weeks ago to allow Continue reading

Cynthia Coffman to Tour Tri-State; Trapper to Gather Public Comments

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Craig later this month to tour the Tri State Generation and Transmission Craig Station. The Moffat County Commissioners made that announcement yesterday. They say Coffman will Continue reading

OSM to Gather Public Input on Trapper Assessment

Trapper-Mine-300A meeting will be held later this month to rally for Trapper Mine in their settlement with WildEarth Guardians over mining operations. Trapper and ColoWyo Mines both came under litigation after WildEarth spokesman Jeremy Nichols filed a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining, claiming the permits issued for the mines’ current operations were based on insufficient Continue reading

OSM Proposes New Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Office of Surface Mining has proposed a new rule for regulation of coal mining they say will take advantage of new science to protect the environment, while still allowing coal mining. However, coal industry representatives say the Stream Protection Rule is a rule that seeks to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. The rule would adjust Continue reading

Clean Power Plan Hearing in Denver this Month

EPA-300The EPA finalized the federal Clean Power Plan in August. The Clean Power Plan will reduce nationwide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. It’s a plan that has the energy industry up in arms, as it will cost millions of dollars in upgrades at power plants across the country, skyrocketing energy prices. Many Continue reading

Deadline for Submitting Comments on ColoWyo EA is Today

coloyowToday is the last day to submit comments on the new Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining has finished a court ordered re-do of the assessment, and is collecting public Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Meeker Next Week

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next week in Meeker. The meeting is open to the public, with morning and afternoon public comment periods related to items on the agenda. Agenda items include a presentation on archaeology, field Continue reading

Opportunities Offered to Make Public Comment on ColoWyo EA

osmResidents still have opportunities to comment on the latest Environmental Assessment on the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining has finished the assessment and is now hosting a handful of meetings to allow residents the opportunity to submit a public comment. The Continue reading

Public Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo EA

coloyowA public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Craig to discuss the newly released Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining was ordered to redo the assessment, by a federal judge in Continue reading

EA for South Taylor Pit to be Released Monday

coloyowAn announcement is expected Friday from the Office of Surface Mining, that will declare the office has completed the Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. That’s according to the Moffat County Continue reading

Mesa County Commissioners Write Letter of Support for ColoWyo

mesa countyThe Mesa County Commissioners have written a letter to the Office of Surface Mining, supporting ColoWyo Mine. In the letter, the commissioners state that Continue reading