Time is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines. The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by WildEarth Guardians. In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment Continue reading
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Those planning to go to the Office of Surface Mining’s meeting this afternoon in Craig won’t be given an opportunity to comment on an open microphone. Instead, those that show up will be able to talk to individual representatives on a more intimate level, about the issues surrounding ColoWyo Mine. There will be stations residents can visit to submit their comments, which the OSM will use in their Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit. A federal judge has ordered the office to complete the assessment within 120 days of his ruling, or he has threatened to pull the permit for the pit. That would leave 220 employees without jobs, and the local annual economy would take a roughly $200 million hit. Public comments are due by Monday. If you can’t make it to this afternoon’s meeting, which will take place from 4 to 8 in the Grandstands Building of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, you can fill out a public comment form online which you’ll find on the front page at KRAI.COM.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission inked a settlement agreement with Wild Earth Guardians today. The agreement filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit calls for Tri-State to install state of the art air pollution controls to reduce haze pollution from the company’s 1,300 megawatt Craig coal-fired power plant. Continue reading
Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be a guest on the Amy Oliver Show tomorrow morning. The show is a conservative radio talk program in Greeley, and Oliver has been a featured guest speaker in Northwest Colorado. Kinkaid says they will be discussing President Obama’s upcoming cap and trade system he plans to force on power plants in the U.S. The president Continue reading
The Wild Earth Guardians have filed a lawsuit hoping to halt the expansion of the Deserado Coal Mine in Rio Blanco County. The Wild Earth Guardians are pushing the EPA to set a precedent by requiring the Bonanza Power Plant, owned by Deseret Power, to upgrade the plant with the latest clean air technology. The cost would be Continue reading