New Mexico Again Criticizes EPA Over Handling Of Mine SpillNew Mexico again criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three states, accusing the agency of lying about the seriousness of the blowout.
Superfund Plan For Colorado Mines Stirs Few Protests NowA proposal to deploy the powerful Superfund program to clean up leaky Colorado mines — including one that unleashed millions of gallons of wastewater last year — isn't stirring up much passion, despite formidable resistance in the past.
Body Of Man Discovered On Bank Of Animas RiverThe body of a man was found along the banks of the Animas River behind a home in Durango on Saturday afternoon.
Woman's Body Found In Animas River, Deemed SuspiciousA fly fisherman spotted her body about 12:30 p.m. Saturday and called 911.
New Mexico Pushes For Remedies In Wake Of Mine Waste SpillThe federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week.
Colorado Leaders Say EPA Needs To Pay Up, Or ElseSen. Cory Gardner and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch may introduce a bill to force the EPA to pay full compensation for the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015.
Some Are Unhappy With EPA Payment Plans For Mine Waste SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are unhappy the Environmental Protection Agency won't pay their county for future water monitoring and other expected expenses related to a mine waste spill the EPA accidentally triggered.
Colorado Senate Passes Abandoned Mines Cleanup BillColorado's Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state's abandoned mines.
Sen. John McCain Calls For Criminal Probe Into Mine SpillU.S. Sen. John McCain has called for a criminal investigation into what led to a massive spill of mine waste that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.
Storms Raised Some Pollutants From Mine Spill, Not OthersResearchers who studied a river in Colorado after a massive mine spill say runoff from fall storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the water but not others.
Colorado Congressman Has Doubts About Superfund Mine CleanupA southwestern Colorado congressman says a Superfund designation isn't the best way to clean up leaking mines in his district but that he won't stand in the way after local leaders endorsed it.
EPA Proposes Adding Colorado Mines To Superfund ListNearly 50 mining sites in southwestern Colorado, including one that spilled a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah last summer, are a bit closer to getting funding for a comprehensive cleanup.