WREA applauds passage of renewable energy bill

MEEKER I White River Electric Association applauds the Colorado House of Representatives’ passage of Senate Bill 15-046.

Report: Coal, electricity have strong impact on county

RBC I The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties announced late last week the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county Yampa-White River Region.

Final EIS sets rules for oil, gas exploration in White River Nat’l Forest

RBC I White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams announced on Tuesday the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for future oil and gas leasing on the Forest.

Uintah Basin faces a tricky problem with oil, gas industry

RBC I On a crisp fall day lined with cottonwoods as yellow-bright as balls of flame, I take a gravel shortcut from Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon toward Vernal, an energy boomtown of some 10,000 souls.

EPA delays ruling on power plant and mine until October

RANGELY I Citizens and groups keeping a close eye on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision that could affect local coal mine and power plant operations could have six more weeks to wait.

Udall meets with Europeans, promotes natural gas

WASHINGTON I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, met with representatives from European embassies Tuesday and underscored his commitment to expanding U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to our allies and trading partners abroad.

Guest Editorial: Ethanol can slow gas hikes

RBC I As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.

Guest Editorial: Facts on fracking are ignored; fear is only tool for environmentalists

RBC I Researchers in Colorado just came forward with a shocking claim: hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the decades-old method of using a high-velocity mixture of water, sand and chemicals to blast through rock to release oil and gas deposits, causes birth defects. There’s just one hitch: it isn’t true.

Strategy calls for coordinating efforts to support oil, gas, coal

RBC I Town and county officials, business owners and special district leaders have continued to meet this month to develop a comprehensive strategy in support of the coal, oil and gas industries in the region and country.

County residents urged to support permit for endangered area mine

RBC I A committee of town and county officials, districts, business and private citizens plan to meet this week and discuss utilizing Grand Junction’s Natural Resources Group and EIS Solutions to take further steps to support the Deserado Mine, the Bonanza Power Plant and, more broadly, the region’s coal, oil and gas industries.

Tipton fights group to keep energy costs low

RBC I U.S. Rep. Tipton (R-CO) reported recently that a radical litigation group is attempting to manipulate the marketplace and drive up electricity costs for rural Colorado families.

Colowyo seeks public support

RBC I Colowyo Coal is seeking public support for its Collom Permit Expansion, which may be vital to the economic future of Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt counties. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement is taking written comments through this Friday concerning the proposed mine expansion, and Colowyo […]