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.
Senators Ask U.S. Attorney General For Criminal Investigation Into Gold King Mine SpillTwo senators have formally asked the U.S. Attorney General to launch a criminal investigation into the spill at Gold King Mine.
Colorado Leaders Say EPA Needs To Pay Up, Or ElseSen. Cory Gardner and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch may introduce a bill to force the EPA to pay full compensation for the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015.
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.
Sen. John McCain Calls For Criminal Probe Into Mine SpillU.S. Sen. John McCain has called for a criminal investigation into what led to a massive spill of mine waste that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.
Storms Raised Some Pollutants From Mine Spill, Not OthersResearchers who studied a river in Colorado after a massive mine spill say runoff from fall storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the water but not others.
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.
Colorado Congressman Has Doubts About Superfund Mine CleanupA southwestern Colorado congressman says a Superfund designation isn't the best way to clean up leaking mines in his district but that he won't stand in the way after local leaders endorsed it.
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.
Hickenlooper: If State Doesn't Regulate Its Air, EPA MightGov. John Hickenlooper warned Thursday that withholding funds for state air quality regulators could prompt the federal government to step in with a heavier hand.