Coal

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change were the predominant concerns for the handful of residents who attended a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday in Hesperus. Preparing for...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can comment on proposed expansion of La Plata County coal mine

A coal mine in La Plata County is one step closer to expanding operations for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC Energy, which has operated the King II coal...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers chide Tri-State for not disclosing federal regulation plans

State lawmakers are calling for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, to delay a vote on pursuing federal regulations of electrical rates...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION – Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill to phase out San Juan Generating Station plant advances in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A bill that aims to boost renewable energy production and phase out a major coal-fired power plant in New Mexico is headed toward a Senate vote. A Senate committee endorsement on Monday...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coal-plant owners, Navajo Nation at impasse over takeover of plant

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The owners of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West say negotiations with a tribe to take over the plant have hit an impasse. The Navajo Generating Station on...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County commissioners push for Denver TV

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday furthered efforts to bring Denver TV to Southwest Colorado, while at the same time hoping to enlist the help of Colorado’s newly elected attorney general....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want water study before King II coal expansion

With GCC Energy seeking a massive expansion for its coal mine in Hesperus, La Plata County commissioners said Tuesday they want a complete study of potential impacts to surrounding water before any...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine could be extended by 20 years

Members of the public may now comment on an environmental analysis that seeks to assess the potential impacts of expanding operations of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus for at least...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

States ask court to stop Trump from reviving U.S. coal sales

BILLINGS, Mont. – Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration in federal court from selling vast...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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