New Mexico Sues Colorado Over Huge 2015 Mine Waste SpillNew Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from a massive mine waste spill last year as well as decades of toxic drainage from mines near the headwaters of a shared river.
EPA Staffer Retires 10 Months After Spill From Colorado MineAn Environmental Protection Agency official who oversaw operations at a southwestern Colorado mine has retired 10 months after a massive spill of acidic wastewater from the mine.
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.
Few Comment Before Deadline On Colorado Mines Superfund PlanTime is up for people to comment on a proposed Superfund cleanup for leaking mines in southwestern Colorado, and not many have spoken up.
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.