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Lawmakers seek to stall Xcel plan to shutter inefficient Cameo Station...

Lawmakers have introduced legislation to try to stop Xcel Energy from closing its outdated Cameo Station power plant, a coal-solar plant that Xcel says is too costly and impractical to maintain. Debate over the law sees politicians flipping ideology on its side. Grand Junction-area Republicans looking to preserve jobs in coal country are attempting to use government to force Xcel to make management decisions in direct opposition to market demands. Xcel says it's just bad business to keep the plant open.

Company withdraws Hunter Canyon-area mine application

The company proposing an underground coal mine west of Grand Junction in Mesa and Garfield counties has pulled its permit application with the Colorado...

State Rep. Bradford pushes mine development despite methane concerns

Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran, has been pressuring the governor’s office and U.S. Rep. John Salazar to continue Bush Administration fast-tracking of the Red Cliff coal mine west of Grand Junction. But her lobbying ignores a couple of fairly glaring and clearly inconvenient truths.