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Hickenlooper Not Sold On Proposed Ozone Rules, Says Denver At A Disadvantage

The U.S. secretary of energy made a visit to Colorado on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes another set of rules meant to improve Colorado’s air quality, but Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t sold.

22 hours ago

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

4th Congressional Hearing Planned On Colorado Mine Blowout

A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states.

08/28/2015

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EPA: Clean Water Rule In Effect Despite Court Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.

08/28/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA Workers Had No Way To Get Word Out After Toxic Spill

Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine.

08/27/2015

Gold King Mine Tour Aug. 18, 2015 (credit: CBS)

Investigation: EPA, State Underestimated Spill Potential

An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine, documents released Wednesday show.

08/26/2015

Animas River retention pools at the Gold King Mine (credit: CBS)

In Reversal, Silverton To Seek Federal Cleanup Help

The Colorado town where a toxic mine leak earlier this month unleashed a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine.

08/25/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine Spill

Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.

08/24/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Knew Of ‘Blowout’ Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managers were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at an inactive Colorado mine that could release large volumes of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals, according to documents released by the agency.

08/22/2015

Gold King Mine Tour Aug. 18, 2015 (credit: CBS)

Waste From Gold King Mine Used To Run Through Treatment Facility, Dispute Over Origination

The town of Silverton is built on mining. At the Brown Bear Café, a photo of the Gold King Mine sits prominently as a testament to its proud past and unfortunate present.

08/21/2015

The Animas River (credit: CBS)

EPA Downplays Dangers Of Mine Spill, But Concerns Linger

More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.

08/20/2015

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