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 […]

Meeker gas plant assessment

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed expansion at the Meeker Gas Plant.

Oil, gas symposium March 14 in Hayden

RBC | The Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Symposium will be held March 14 at the Hayden High School from 5:30-9 p.m.

Energy operators meet with county officials

Lannie Massey, of Encana, speaks with RBC commissioner Ken Parson (foreground), while Mesa county commissioner Craig Meis chats with RBC commissioner chairman Shawn Bolton, and WSCOGA director David Ludlam and RBC commissioner Kai Turner (right).

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioners and road and bridge personnel met last week with several energy operators working in the county and members of the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) to discuss alternatives to the county’s impact fees.