A 2013 report says taxpayers should be getting more money from federal coal extraction fees. Local governments say changing the fees will cripple the industry.
- Fees charged for coal extraction on public lands might go up. Some say they're too low and costing states like Colorado big bucks.Read more
- The federal government has just under four months to re-consider the environmental impact and seek public comment.Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency is likely to get an earful in Denver this week as people testify on the agency’s plan to cut carbon emissions.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at the Western Governors' Association meeting.
The NRDC says the proposed rules will mean lower utility bills and more jobs.