One Craig Station power plant to be retired in 2025

RBC I The owners of the Craig Station power plant, including PacifiCorp, Platte River Power Authority, Salt River Project, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, have reached an agreement with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, WildEarth Guardians and […]

A Look at the West: Chemical safety law giving EPA more power passes Congress

RBC I The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, as the update is called, is the biggest environmental law to pass Congress in two decades. It was approved by the House 403-12 on May 31.

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.

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.

Feds clear way for Colowyo; final action awaits judge ruling

RBC I The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved and signed a modified mine plan for Colowyo Mine, which was subject to a federal district court order requiring the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) to update its environmental review of the mine. In addition to the new mining plan, on Aug. […]

U.S. Supreme Court deals major setback to environmentalists on power plant emissions

RBC I The United States Supreme Court two weeks ago dealt a setback to one of the biggest environmental actions of the Obama administration, a rule designed to slash mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

Tipton praises power plant ruling

RBC I On Monday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) issued a statement of praise following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on existing power plants.

Gardner blasts water ruling

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) released the following statement reacting to the release May 27 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Waters of the United States” rule:

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.

EPA issues operation permit for Bonanza plant production

RBC I Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Title V permit allowing Deseret Power Electric Cooperative’s (DPEC’s) Bonanza power plant to continue operating under existing emissions control requirements. The final permit will go into effect Jan. 7, 2015.

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.

Sept. 10 meeting in Craig to address power plant’s future

RBC I Moffat County, in conjunction with CLUB 20 and Craig City Councilman Ray Beck, will host a public community meeting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath on Sept. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Moffat County High School Auditorium.