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Colorado Already Has Methane Curbs Tougher Than Proposal

Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state’s energy producers will not be affected by the federal government’s new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.

08/18/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

Ben Carson Visits Colorado To See Mine That Spilled Waste

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is visiting Colorado to see the aftermath of the mining wastewater spill in the Animas River.

08/18/2015

Animas River (credit: CBS)

Utah Lawmakers To Be Briefed On Massive Mine Waste Spill

State lawmakers are expected to be briefed on a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that sent toxic wastewater flowing into Utah and at least two other states.

08/18/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill In Colorado

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers.

08/17/2015

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Durango Holds Parade To Celebrate Re-Opening Of Animas River

Rafters and tubers as well as landlubbers are being invited to participate in a parade to celebrate the re-opening of the Animas River through Durango.

08/17/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Critics Of Carbon Regulations Using Mine Spill To Skewer EPA

Authorities say rivers tainted by last week’s massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.

08/15/2015

Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Says No Risk From Colorado River Sediments

Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.

08/14/2015

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Colorado Spill A Blip In Legacy Of Leaking Abandoned Mines

It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said.

08/14/2015

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Animas River Open To Public, Recreation After Contamination

The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.

08/14/2015

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Owner Of Gold King Mine In ‘Disbelief’ At Spill Caused By EPA

What happened last week was not expected even by the gold king mine’s owner Todd Hennis.

08/14/2015

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