Tag Archives: Senator Michael Bennet

McCarthy to Visit Site of EPA Spill

mccarthyThe administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency will visit Durango today to observe the response efforts of crews working to cleanup last week’s mine waste spill that turned the Animas River orange, sparking an emergency declaration in two states. The EPA’s Gina McCarthy will also visit Farmington, New Continue reading

EPA Under Fire for Lack of Information in Creek Contamination

EPA-300Last week, while conducting work at Gold King Mine in Colorado, the EPA and the State Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety triggered a large release of mine wastewater into Cement Creek. The EPA was trying to re-open the portal to the mine. The EPA says it is working closely with first responders and local and state officials Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Disappointment No Appeal was Filed in ColoWyo Case

coloyowYesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell a follow-up letter expressing disappointment with the Interior Department’s Continue reading

Front Range Organizations Support ColoWyo

coloyowOrganizations on the Front Range are now going to bat for ColoWyo Coal Mine. A letter was sent yesterday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Continue reading

Coffman Won’t Run Against Bennet

mike coffman 200Republican Representative Mike Coffman is not going to challenge incumbent Senator Michael Bennet in next year’s election. Coffman said in a statement yesterday that he will instead run for re-election in his congressional seat in Denver’s southeastern suburbs. National Republicans had pressured Coffman to run, thinking he was Continue reading

Group Blasts EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONAmericans for Prosperity Colorado has taken an official stand on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized “Waters of the United States rule,” which will drastically expand the power granted to the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act. The group issued a statement yesterday that Continue reading

Election Day; Ballots Due by 7

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. If you haven’t turned your ballot in yet, you have until 7 tonight to do so. Ballots should be taken to your local elections clerk. Drop off points are at the Moffat County Courthouse, the Routt County Courthouse annex in Steamboat, Oak Creek Town Hall, Hayden Town Hall, the courthouse in Meeker, and the Continue reading

Udall Copying Bennet’s Strategy

mark-udall-300Hanging over Colorado’s current Senate race is the shadow of its last one. Senator Mark Udall has modeled his re-election campaign on that of Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet defied public polls in 2010 and beat his Republican challenger by emphasizing women’s issues and a strong get-out-the-vote operation. Udall is trying to do Continue reading

Tri-State Requests EPA Hearing in Moffat County

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission has written a letter to the EPA, asking that Continue reading

EPA Sued Over New Emissions Rules

COAL-MINING-300Murray Energy Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon emission standards.  The lawsuit claims the rules are “illegal, irrational, and destructive cap and tax regulations”.  The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. yesterday, the same day the rules 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

Moffat County Commissioners Write Letter Regarding Potential Vermillion Designation

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have decided to write their own letter, opposing any Monument designations in the county that don’t go through the proper public process.  While President Obama’s plans are still hazy, there is rumor that he wants to make the Vermillion Basin a National Monument.  The Continue reading