John Kinkaid pledges not to take a pay raise in 2017; will donate back to community

John Kinkaid pledges not to take a pay raise in 2017; will donate back to community

John Kinkaid pledges to donate his 2017 pay raise back to Moffat County. Several months ago, I pledged to not take the 30% salary increase that will be effective for the newly elected county commissioners in 2017.  This raise was passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor.  It takes effect in January

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

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

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

Coal ‘isn’t going anywhere,’ industry head says

Coal ‘isn’t going anywhere,’ industry head says

By Timothy Cama – 11/11/15 10:13 AM EST The head of the coal industry’s international association said coal will remain a significant fuel source, despite predictions otherwise. Benjamin Sporton, head of the World Coal Association, told the Guardian that Asia especially still has a significant appetite for the cheap and accessible power coal provides. “There is an assumption we can

Moffat County and Craig take stands against domestic violence

Moffat County and Craig take stands against domestic violence

October 1, 2015 Patrick Kelly, Craig Daily Press In an effort to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence, Advocates Crisis Support Services invited community members to join in a national moment of silence for victims Thursday morning in Craig. During the one minute moment of silence outside of Moffat County Courthouse, a purple

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

GOP avoids showdown over EPA climate change rules

GOP avoids showdown over EPA climate change rules

ELANA SCHOR Feb. 9, 2015 Republicans’ aggressive energy agenda has so far conspicuously sidestepped one of their biggest campaign-trail targets: the climate change rules from President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The House GOP plans to steer clear of a showdown over the greenhouse gas rules in a broad energy package that it will unveil

More help on the way for Northwest Colorado?

More help on the way for Northwest Colorado?

By Alex Guillen With help from Erica Martinson and Heather Caygle CHAFFETZ CREATES NEW INTERIOR-ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE: Incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz will create a new subcommittee focused on energy and environment policy and oversight of the Interior Department, Energy Department, EPA and Agriculture Department. The new Oversight Subcommittee on Interior will be