Trump Pick for EPA Team Considered a Win for Coal

President elect Donald Trump has added a name to the EPA transition team that has area coal and energy supporters cheering. From the Independence Institute’s Energy Policy Center, Amy Oliver Cooke of Colorado was added to the EPA team on Thursday. Cooke is a well known supporter of energy development who has been continually outspoken in opposing Obama administration energy regulations. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid considers this great news, stating that Cooke is already “Moffat County’s friend.”  Last week, Cooke wrote a post on stating that elections have consequences and “in 2017, the EPA will be very different under a President Trump administration.”


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.