Tipton comments on news of huge gas deposits in the Piceance Basin

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) submitted remarks to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) during a listening session on the administration’s review of the federal coal program on June 23. The DOI has launched a comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and consider potential reforms.

A Look at the West: This is just exactly what an oil bust looks like

RBC I In early March, Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, told a gathering of tribal energy officials that the oil bust is officially on. Those gathered, however, sure as heck didn’t need an expert to tell them that.

Western Energy blasts Obama over increased regs

RBC I Western Energy Alliance released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement Thursday to impose methane reductions on existing oil and natural gas wells.

West states react strongly to stay of Clean Power Plan

RBC I Arizona’s air pollution agency had planned a full schedule for its meeting Feb. 16 on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists, electric companies and others were gathering to discuss how the state should reduce greenhouse gases from its electricity sector.

Coal mine battles may not be over just yet

RBC I Less than a week before world leaders convene in Paris for an international climate change conference, the Obama administration has again proposed letting coal companies mine in a roadless area of Colorado’s North Fork Valley.

Craig energy meeting attracts White House advisor

RBC I While the region’s path to economic prosperity might not be exactly clear, one thing is: The path must be forged together. That message was the focus of the Economic Diversification Roundtable on Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. Craig-Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) hosted the event, which included key players in […]

Co-existence of energy development and mule deer in Piceance Basin presents challenges and opportunities

RBC I A recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist. Piceance Basin is an energy-rich area located across the […]

EPA proposes methane reduction

RBC I The Environmental Protection Agency proposed last week to reduce emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry across the country, targeting new wells and equipment but also providing guidelines for existing wells and equipment in areas with poor air quality.

New federal judge rules climate impacts must be considered

RBC I The Colorado coal industry has been bristling for two weeks, following the second ruling by a federal judge in Denver calling for climate impacts to be included in assessments of mining endeavors.

Opinion: Western states wrestling with Obama’s Clean Power Plan

THE WEST I Representatives of 13 Western states and utilities are gathering this week in Denver to grapple with Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

RBC, Moffat meet on Colowyo

RBC I A community meeting related to Craig and Meeker will be held June 3 in Craig, involving officials from Rio Blanco and Moffat counties to discuss the situation surrounding the Colowyo Mine.

Judge rules against Colowyo, Trapper mines; 120-day window set

RBC I A federal judge ruled Friday that expansions of two Western Slope coal mines approved nearly a decade ago failed to adhere to federal law and consider potential environmental impacts. Judge R. Brooke Jackson said that 2006 and 2007 expansions of the Western Slope’s Colowyo and Trapper mines, which have provided coal to the […]