BLM Holds First & Only CO Meeting On Oil Shale

source:  The Colorado Observer
March 13, 2012
By. Valerie Richardson

blmSILT, CO- There were no chairs at the Bureau of Land Management's only Colorado public meeting on its oil-shale draft plan, and that was no accident.

The last think agency officials wanted was a forum for disgruntled Western Slope residents to air their grievances abou thte Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on oil shale, which has generated alarm over its drastic cutbacks in leasing acreage.

Instead of an open michrophone, there was a revolving power-point presentation.  Instead of chairs, there were posters on easels offering details of teh Draft PEIS. Instead of testimony, there were one-on-one conversations with agency officials.  read more

Resolution to Preserve Habeas Corpus and Civil Liberties

When elected, I would be honored to add my signature to this resolution or one just like it:

habeasWHEREAS, pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 30-10-101(1). 30-11-103. and 30-11-107. the Board of County Commissioners of Moffat County, Colorado ("County" or "Board"). has the legislative authority to manage the concerns of the county and to exercise such other and further powers as are conferred by law; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Moffat County, Colorado; opposes any and all rules,laws, regulations, bill language or executive orders. which amount to an overreach of the federal government and which effectively take away civil liberties; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Colorado State Constitution. Article 1'2. Section 8. all elected officials are mandated to "take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Colorado, and to faithfully perform the duties of the office upon which he shall be about to enter;" and the Moffat County Commissioners subscribe to uphold this oath of office by the adoption of this Resolution. and

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Long-time resident to run for Moffat County Commissioner

Source:  Craig Daily Press, By Brian Smith

In September 2010, John Kinkaid traveled to Denver to testify against an action he felt could jeopardize numerous local jobs.

Kinkaid spoke out against Xcel Energy’s plans to comply with Colorado House Bill 10-1365 in hopes of helping his son, Caleb, keep his job at Twentymile Coal Co.The feeling he had at the time is similar to one he has now.Kinkaid said he needs to be involved in the political process for the betterment of Northwest Colorado, and that spurred him to announce Friday his intention to run for Moffat County Commission next year.“This is the right time in my life to do this,” he said. “I have been interested in politics my entire adult life, but I have never acted upon it as far as running for office.”

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