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Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is an alliance for community action empowering people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado since 1980. WCC members are currently working on a number of issues including local foods & agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil & gas and uranium resources.

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Learn more about proposed coal leasing in the Book Cliffs at 6:30 pm on August 28 at the Center for Indepence in Grand Junction, presentation sponsored by WCC of Mesa County.

Submit an entry to WCC’s Wilderness Photo Contest!  Winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting on October 12 in Grand Junction.

A water sampling training on October 14-17 trains citizen volunteers to monitor watersheds in the gas patches of Garfield County.

Upcoming Events

Spruce Beetle and Sudden Aspen Decline (SBEADMR) field trip with the US Forest Service in Gunnison on September 4.

Winona-LaDukeWinona LaDuke headlines WCC’s 34th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 12 in Grand Junction!  LaDuke is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, and works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change and sustainable development.

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Have questions or concerns about the proposed #coal mine in the Bookcliffs just north of Fruita? Join us for a discussion about possible impacts this Thursday night! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 08/26/14

The Future of Coal in Mesa County?

August 28, 2014, 6:30pm

Center For Independence

Join WCC of Mesa County as we hear from Margie McDonald, Regional Organizer on Coal Export Issues for the Western Organization of Resource Councils, and Mark Squillace, Director of the Natural Resources Law Center at CU Boulder, on the Book Cliffs coal leasing proposal as well as others that could have implications for climate change and regional air pollution. Learn how you can get involved! For more info, contact Eric Rechel at 970-242-4863

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Western Colorado CongressAfter decades of boom & bust cycles, Delta County looks to transition away from coal. With a new coal mine proposed north of Grand Junction, will it help or hurt the economy of the West Slope? Come join the discussion tomorrow night! bit.ly/1tKfwyj5 days ago   ·  1
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Grand Junction, CO 81502
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