EPA Reduces Estimate Of Sediment Release At Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency says between 500 and 600 gallons of sediment-bearing water was released from a pond at a western Colorado Superfund site, not 2,000 gallons as the agency first reported.
EPA: Sediment Accidentally Released In Western Colorado CreekThe Environmental Protection Agency says a contractor inadvertently released about 2,000 gallons of sediment-bearing water into a western Colorado creek from a holding pond outside an inactive mine.
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.
On Gold King Mine Cleanup, Superfund Idea Divides ResidentsSouthwestern Colorado residents are telling Congress the Gold King Mine blowout could cause long-term damage to their tourism-based economy, but they disagree on whether Superfund designation is the solution.
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.
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.
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.