New Mexico Is First To Sue EPA, Mine Owners Over 2015 SpillNew Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars Monday for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
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.
Concerns Over Crumb Rubber Began In Denver A Decade AgoIn February, the Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a landmark study to try and determine if athletic fields made from recycled tires are safe.
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.
2 Dozen Colorado Water Systems Say Lead Exceeds US StandardAbout two dozen Colorado water systems have reported lead levels that exceed federal guidelines, but officials say the lead usually comes from pipes in older buildings and isn't in the water supply itself.
Clean Air Funding Tussle Dominates Colorado Senate Budget DebateA partisan tussle over the Obama administration's stalled clean power plan dominated early debate as Colorado's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday considered a $27 billion state budget.
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.
States Brace For Snowmelt To Kick Up Metals From Mine SpillStates and Indian tribes are getting ready in case a rush of melting snow stirs up potentially toxic metals in two rivers after a massive spill from a Colorado mine last August.
EPA Reviewing New Mexico Request For Repayment After SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is acknowledging the concerns of officials in New Mexico and elsewhere that spring runoff could stir up contaminants left behind by the Gold King Mine spill in southern Colorado.
Denver's Interstate 70 Expansion Challenged By Sierra Club Over Clean AirEnvironmental groups are trying to stop the expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver.
Cleanup Work Set To Resume After Massive Colorado Mine SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to return to the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado this spring or early summer to resume preliminary cleanup work after it inadvertently triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of wastewater there in August.
House Member: Colorado Mine That Fouled Rivers Breached On PurposeThe Republican chairman of a congressional panel investigating a 3-million-gallon spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive Colorado gold mine said Tuesday the mine was purposely breached by a government cleanup team.