Dept. of Interior OKs modified plan for Colowyo

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. 31, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter from White River Electric Assoc.

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to White River Electric Association members. Please consider contacting your Colorado legislators today to ask them to vote “no” on Colorado SB 252.

WREA challenges Tri-State rates at PUC

MEEKER I White River Electric Association, Inc. (WREA), along with La Plata Electric Association of Durango, Colo., and Empire Electric Association of Cortez, Colo., filed a formal complaint on March 4 at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) against their wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc., challenging Tri-State’s A37 wholesale power rate that […]