Skip to comments.Another Colorado coal mine to undergo federal environmental review
Posted on 09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT by george76
A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians..
The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interiors Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mines operations.
Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal thats needed to supply the grid with cost-effective and clean power. Northwest Colorados economy runs on coal," Kinkaid said.
Jim Mattern, Trapper Minings president and general manager, in a statement. "We all worked hard to ensure that mining operations continue at Trapper and that our employees remain on the job."
The mine employs more than 180 people and in 2014 wages and benefits associated with the mines employees totaled more than $22 million, plus an additional $10 million in state, local and federal taxes and royalty payments,
The Trapper mine started operations in 1977, produces about 2.3 million tons of coal per year and has one customer: the Craig Generating Station .. one of Colorados largest coal-fired power plants capable of producing up to 1,303 megawatts of electricity.
Trapper Mining is owned by four entities: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which also owns the Colowyo mine; the Platte River Power Authority, which supplies power to Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland; the Salt River Project, one of Arizonas largest utilities; and Oregon-based PacifiCorp .. part of Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and one of the Wests biggest power providers.
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If Colorado had a proper governor he’d refuse to allow the federales to enter his state.
The only thing these goons from the central communist government will understand is force.
What is your opinion of this mess, George?
“If Colorado had a proper governor hed refuse to allow the federales to enter his state.”
The feds can, and do, withhold highway funds, education funds, medical payments, etc. The constituents of those funds apply pressure and state officials fold.
WildEarth Guardians lawyers make huge money thru settlements. Money comes from the taxpayers directly and indirectly to the blood sucking leaches. Not about the environment. The lawyers use lefty tools like Lenin recommended.
Second, Soros and Buffett are buying coal mines. Ignore what they say; watch what they do.
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
This is just a carbon jihad form our feds.
The goal is to shut down the coal industry. You will be grateful for the 4 hours of electricity you are allowed, you peasants.
WildEarth Guardians will just keep probing until they find the nugget that will shut these mines down.
You nailed it perfectly. And the Greenies go with the flow and couldn’t care less about how immoral it is.
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