Environmental Protection Agency

On Colorado Mine Cleanup, Superfund Idea Divides ResidentsSouthwestern Colorado residents told Congress on Thursday that the Gold King Mine blowout and other mines spilling acid waste into waterways could cause serious long-term damage to their tourism economy, but they disagreed on whether a federal Superfund designation would help or hurt.
Colorado Faces Tougher Limit Under New Smog RulesThe Environmental Protection Agency has listed metro Denver and 10 other cities as failing to meet federal smog standards after seven years.
Judge Blocks Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules Pending LawsuitA judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead.
EPA Says It Will Build Temporary Treatment Plant For MineThe Environmental Protection Agency says it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.
EPA Hears Widely Different Views On Methane Emission ThreatOver-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.
Old Mine Blamed For Turning Boulder County Creek OrangeAuthorities in Boulder County say seepage from an old mine caused a creek to turn orange but say the minerals and metals were not toxic.
Udall Announces Legislation In Wake Of Mine Waste SpillThe federal government would be required to identify the most dangerous abandoned mines in the West and make plans to clean them up under legislation introduced by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.
Researchers Find Heavy Metals Along Animas River After Mine SpillResearchers say they found scattered accumulations of heavy metals along 60 miles of riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico after the Gold King Mine spill, and any potential threat to crops and livestock should be studied further.
New Mexico Official: EPA Kept Water Data Secret After SpillFederal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday.
Sens. Bennet, Gardner Question EPA About Mine Spill: 'Unacceptable'It's been more than a month since 3 million gallons of toxic water poured from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado. On Wednesday, Colorado Senators Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, teamed up to find out what happened from the Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Chief: Agency Did Not Shirk Responsibility In Mine SpillThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints by Republican lawmakers that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
EPA Considers Treatment Plant For Colorado Mine After Big SpillThe Environmental Protection Agency plans to build a wastewater treatment plant for an inactive Colorado gold mine after the agency inadvertently triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of polluted water there last month.

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