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.

Letter to the Editor: Commissioner on environmental group

Dear Editor: June 16 was the deadline for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule change for the operation of the Bonanza Power Plant. This infringement on Deseret’s permit was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians.

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.

Environmental group files suit vs. Bonanza power plant

RBC I WildEarth Guardians, an environmental organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit late last month to halt the continued operation of the Bonanza power plant in Utah unless it makes substantial technological upgrades.

Tipton blasts latest attempt by EPA to control nation’s water

WASHINGTON I On Friday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) raised concerns that a draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule would drastically broaden the agency’s regulatory authority over all wetlands and waterways.

EPA settles with Vernal plant

RBC I The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Utah-based Deseret Generation and Transmission Co-operative (Deseret) resolving alleged violations at the Bonanza Power Plant on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah.