Closing of Unit 1 to impact coal production at Trapper and Colowyo

Closing of Unit 1 to impact coal production at Trapper and Colowyo

via the Craig Daily Press The closing of Craig Station’s Unit 1 by 2025 may also affect two Northwest Colorado coal mines. “Once Unit 1 is retired, Craig Station will burn less coal to produce electricity,” Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association spokesman Lee Boughey said. “As we go forward we will be evaluating the impacts

PA, Enviros Shut Down Two Colorado Coal Plants And Put More Out Of Work

PA, Enviros Shut Down Two Colorado Coal Plants And Put More Out Of Work

viat the Daily Caller Two Colorado coal plants and one mine will be shut down as part of an effort by federal and state regulators and environmentalists to improve visibility at national parks and other areas of the state. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a rural cooperative utility, will shutter its 100 megawatt Nucla Station

John Kinkaid helps save hundreds of Moffat County Mining jobs with help of Senator Bennet

John Kinkaid helps save hundreds of Moffat County Mining jobs with help of Senator Bennet

“Without Michael’s help, I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere with the Obama administration. They weren’t going to listen to anybody outside of the Democratic party…I’m grateful to have him as an ally in this bipartisan fight for our mining industry.” -John Kinkaid Press Release, July 28, 2016, Craig, CO — Michael Bennet has gone to bat

Assistant Secretary of the Interior visits Moffat, Routt counties

Assistant Secretary of the Interior visits Moffat, Routt counties

Craig Daily Press Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management, is in Northwest Colorado to visit two coal mines. On Tuesday, she took a tour of Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Routt County, and today, she will visit Trapper Mine in Moffat County. “We’re really excited that

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

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

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., on Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of

EPA hears testimony on proposed carbon emissions rules

EPA hears testimony on proposed carbon emissions rules

DENVER | The atmosphere outside was festive, with music, free T-shirts and ice cream giveaways, but the mood inside the Environmental Protection Agency’s first hearings on its proposed power plant regulations was anything but. Hundreds of people testified Tuesday in three cities — Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C. — on the Obama administration’s proposed rules