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.
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.
Mystery Surrounds Plane Crash Near Silverton, Passenger Was Busted With MethInvestigators have been trying to find out why a plane veered so far off course when it crashed near Silverton earlier this month.
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.
EPA Considers Treatment Plant For Colorado Mine After Big SpillThe Environmental Protection Agency plans to build a wastewater treatment plant for an inactive Colorado gold mine after the agency inadvertently triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of polluted water there last month.
Work On 10 Mining Sites Suspended After Gold Creek Mine SpillMany mining sites are affected by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to suspend investigations and some cleanup work at locations with similarities to a mine involved in a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill near Silverton.
House Chairman: EPA Actions In Mine Spill 'Inexcusable'The chairman of the House Science Committee says the Environmental Protection Agency's actions in causing a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states were "inexcusable."
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.
Investigator To Examine Site Of Fatal Colorado Plane CrashA federal aviation investigator is expected to examine the scene of a plane crash that killed five people in the southwestern Colorado mountains.