EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

via KRAI

Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision

Moratorium pleases enviros, disheartens industry supporters

By Gary Harmon Saturday, January 16, 2016 Environmental organizations hailed a moratorium on new federal coal leases announced on Friday, saying it would produce financial and climate benefits. Western Colorado officials and the Colorado Mining Association said the moratorium amounts to a harbinger of the death of the coal industry, however. All of Colorado’s active

Environmentalists Want To Amend Colorado’s Constitution To Ban Fracking

Environmentalists Want To Amend Colorado’s Constitution To Ban Fracking

via the DailyCaller A Colorado environmental group proposed 11 ballot measures to the state legislature Tuesday to amend the state’s constitution to restrict or even ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The environmental group, Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development (CREED), has pushed the ballot measures since December. The measures include everything from delaying the

Moffat County officials Beck and Kinkaid trying to take offense in ‘war on coal’

By Patrick Kelly Sunday, December 13, 2015 Craig Daily Press Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid were in Denver recently to take the offensive in what they view not only as a war on coal, but their constituents’ livelihoods. “For lack of a better word, I’m tired of always being on

Colorado toxic river spill: EPA has gone from ‘good guys’ to enemy of average Americans

Colorado toxic river spill: EPA has gone from ‘good guys’ to enemy of average Americans

Grace: (noun) An act or instance of kindness, courtesy or clemency.  Mercy, pardon. Here in northwest Colorado we feel like we’re at the epicenter of federal policy actions with regard to land and the environment.  When you think of the war on coal, we are the bullseye.  The irony is that we are the true