Trapper Assessment Public Comment Period Begins Tomorrow

Trapper-Mine-300The Office of Surface Mining will hold an open-house public outreach meeting tomorrow that will include displays and handouts explaining the status of the Trapper Mine Project. A judge ruled that the Environmental Assessment for Trapper was insufficient and the mine has worked out a settlement with the federal government and environmental groups. That settlement is now up for public review, and officials are urging the public to make comments. The public outreach meeting will provide opportunities to ask questions of the OSM and Trapper representatives about the Project and the NEPA process, and opportunities to provide written comments on the project. The meeting will be held tomorrow from 4-8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, in the building under the grandstands. Your comments will help to determine the issues and alternatives that will be evaluated in the environmental analysis. At yesterday’s Mofat County Commissioners meeting, all three commissioners and Craig Mayor Ray Beck stressed that residents not get complacent and ignore the Trapper issue. They say comments made during this process will be just as important as the comments made in the ColoWyo assessment. Congressman Scott Tipton also reached out yesterday to encourage the residents of Moffat County to show up to tomorrow’s meeting and submit their comments. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is expected to show up to the meeting at around 6.  #mikefuller

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