New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
Feds To Study Butterfly Once Found Across SouthwestFederal officials plan to study the status of a butterfly once found across the Southwest to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Wary Coloradans Weigh Superfund Cleanup After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials are touring toxic cleanup sites this week to see if the federal Superfund program is the best way to fix the Gold King Mine and other sites spilling wastewater into rivers.
House GOP Revives Bill Protecting Firms That Clean Up MinesCongressional Republicans are reviving "Good Samaritan" legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines.
New Treatment Plant Running At Site Of Gold King Mine SpillA temporary treatment plant has begun cleaning up polluted water flowing from the Gold King Mine after an accident sent millions of gallons of waste into rivers in three states, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
EPA: Tests Show Water Sent To Navajo Nation Met StandardsNew tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after millions of gallons of waste spilled from a Colorado mine indicate that the emergency supply met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation, federal officials say.
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.
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.
Researchers Find Heavy Metals Along Animas River After Mine SpillResearchers say they found scattered accumulations of heavy metals along 60 miles of riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico after the Gold King Mine spill, and any potential threat to crops and livestock should be studied further.
Erin Brockovich Accuses Feds Of Lying About Mine Waste SpillEnvironmental activist Erin Brockovich, made famous from the Oscar-winning movie bearing her name, on Tuesday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of lying about how much toxic wastewater spilled from a Colorado mine.
Navajo President, Erin Brockovich Discuss Mine Waste SpillEnvironmental activist Erin Brockovich is touring the Navajo Nation to get a firsthand look at the damage caused by the spill of wastewater from a Colorado mine.
EPA Workers Had No Way To Get Word Out After Toxic SpillMembers 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.