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.
EPA Says It Can't Pay Economic Damages From Mine SpillThe Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law prohibits it.
EPA: 540 Tons Of Metal Entered River In Colorado Mine SpillNearly 540 tons of metals — mostly iron and aluminum — contaminated Colorado's Animas River over nine hours during a massive wastewater spill from an abandoned gold mine in 2015.
Supreme Court Asks For U.S. Government's View On Mine Spill SuitThe U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah.
EPA Wants To Keep Treatment Plant Running After Mine SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to keep operating a temporary wastewater treatment plant near the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado while it looks for longer-term solutions after a massive spill at the mine last year.
US Declines Prosecution Of Government Worker In Mine SpillFederal investigators say the U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has declined to prosecute an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill.
Navajo Nation Sues Feds Over Massive 2015 Colorado Mine SpillLeaders of one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill.
Navajo Nation Plans To Sue Over Massive Mine Waste SpillOne of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is planning to sue over damages caused by a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado.
EPA Pays $1.2 Million More In Local Costs From Mine SpillThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will pay another $1.2 million to tribes, states and local governments affected by a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado.
Silverton Takes A Breather A Year After Huge Mine SpillA year after a mine waste spill turned their river a weird yellow-orange, residents of a Colorado mountain town are taking a break from the aftermath for a party that includes beer the color of the spill.
Gold King Mine Spill Now Under A Criminal InvestigationThe Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that a criminal investigation is underway into the Gold King Mine disaster.
Navajo Nation Endorses Superfund Cleanup Of Colorado MinesThe Navajo Nation has formally endorsed a Superfund cleanup of southwestern Colorado mines, including one that released millions of gallons of wastewater into a river on Navajo land.
Fishermen Get Good News About Animas River After Mine SpillThe cleanup is underway after a spill from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.
Work Crews Returning To Site Of Massive Colorado Mine SpillCrews are returning to the scene of a massive mine waste spill in southwestern Colorado to stabilize the mine opening with steel bracing and concrete.
New Mexico Again Criticizes EPA Over Handling Of Mine SpillNew Mexico again criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three states, accusing the agency of lying about the seriousness of the blowout.