U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Investigators: EPA Mine Spill Could Have Been PreventedGovernment investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine.
People Could Be Recruited To Monitor Heavy Metals In Urine After Mine SpillExtensive soil and water sampling would be done along the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico and residents would be recruited to assess the level of heavy metals in their urine under a plan.
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.
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 Officials Get Grilled In Washington Over Gold King Mine SpillThe first of what are now four scheduled congressional hearings into the Gold King Mine spill took place Wednesday in Washington.
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.
Colorado Mine Spill Prompts Changes In Warning SystemA massive wastewater spill from an old gold mine in southwestern Colorado prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such accidents.
Hickenlooper Not Sold On Proposed Ozone Rules, Says Denver At A DisadvantageThe U.S. secretary of energy made a visit to Colorado on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes another set of rules meant to improve Colorado's air quality, but Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't sold.
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.
In Reversal, Silverton To Seek Federal Cleanup HelpThe Colorado town where a toxic mine leak earlier this month unleashed a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine.
New Documents Raise More Questions About Colorado Mine SpillDocuments released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine.
Waste From Gold King Mine Used To Run Through Treatment Facility, Dispute Over OriginationThe town of Silverton is built on mining. At the Brown Bear Café, a photo of the Gold King Mine sits prominently as a testament to its proud past and unfortunate present.
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