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 Senate Passes Abandoned Mines Cleanup BillColorado's Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state's abandoned mines.
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.
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.
Hickenlooper Backs Superfund Cleanup For Leaking MinesGov. John Hickenlooper formally endorsed a Superfund cleanup for 48 old mining sites in the southwestern corner of the state on Monday, including one that sent a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah rivers last summer.
'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
Silverton Unanimously Votes To Ask For Superfund Cleanup Due To Mine SpillThere's now a vote on whether to ask for a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund cleanup in the mountains around Silverton.
House Panel Issues Subpoenas On Gold King Mine Waste SpillThe Republican chairman of a House committee has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration seeking documents related to a review of 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine last summer.
EPA: Local Officials To Get Role In Gold King Superfund SiteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promised to involve local officials as much as practical in any decisions about a possible Superfund cleanup around the site of a massive mine spill in southwestern Colorado.
EPA: Mine Spill Dumped 880,000 Pounds Of Metals In RiversThe Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a river.
Red Mountain Pass Back Open After 2 Feet Of SnowRed Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado is back open after getting over 2 feet of snow from the storm that started over the weekend.
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.