Fish Population In Animas River Severely Reduced Due To Ash In RunoffOfficials say fish populations in the Animas River have been severely depleted due to suffocation caused by debris from the 416 Fire.
Officials Restock Animas River With Fish Following Die-OffThis was the first significant restocking of fish in the Animas since mudslides and floods from a wildfire burn scar over the summer caused a near complete die-off in the waterway.
3 Years After Gold King Mine Spill, Victims Awaiting PaymentThree years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still has not repaid any of the victims for the millions of dollars in economic damage they claimed.
Anglers Asked To Refrain From Fishing In 4 More Colorado RiversLow levels due to drought conditions and insufficient runoff have resulted in abnormally high temperatures in several western Colorado rivers this summer. The temperatures are enough to stress or even kill many of the state's mountain fish species.
CPW Released Video Of Dark, Clouded Water Killing FishThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife released new video of the runoff from the recent storms near Durango in La Plata County.
Animas River Fish Dying Due To Low Water Levels, Forest Fire DebrisWildlife officials are asking anglers to fish early in the day in the Animas River.
EPA Fires Back At Critics Over Colorado Mine WastewaterThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is firing back at a mining company that accused the agency of letting untreated mine wastewater get into a southwestern Colorado river.
Mine Company: EPA Is Worsening Colorado Water PollutionA mining company accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of failing to operate a treatment plant at full capacity, allowing a huge volume of polluted mine wastewater to reach a southwestern Colorado river.
Mining Company Challenges EPA Order For Superfund Site StudyA mining company is formally challenging an Environmental Protection Agency order to pay for an investigation of underground water flows at a Colorado Superfund site.
EPA Installs Barrier, Valve In Mine That Spilled Toxic WasteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Investigators: EPA Had No Rules For Working At Risky MinesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states, government investigators said Monday.
Losses From Mine Spill May Be Less Than FearedEconomic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned.
Feds Seek To Dismiss New Mexico's Claims Over Mine SpillAttorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
Lawmaker's Aide: EPA Freeze Won't Stop Colorado Mine CleanupA spokeswoman for Colorado Republican congressman Scott Tipton says the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado won't be affected by the Trump administration's freeze on some environmental spending.
New Mexico Leaders Outraged Over EPA's Response To ClaimsNew Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Attorney General Hector Balderas and other top officials are angry with the federal government's decision not to pay claims related to a 2015 mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.