EPA Lays Out Next Steps To Clean Up Southwest Colorado MinesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
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.
Sen. Bennet Calls For EPA Chief's ResignationSen. Michael Bennet is calling for the resignation of the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ethics Lawyer Says He Didn't Have Facts About Pruitt CondoAn Environmental Protection Agency lawyer said he wasn't provided the full facts when he ruled there was no ethics violation in Administrator Scott Pruitt's lease of a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo with ties to a fossil fuels lobbyist.
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.
Decades-Old Hazardous Waste Found At Site Of New Housing DevelopmentPlans for 600 homes to be built in Erie are on hold after a hazardous waste dump was discovered near the 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.
AP: Toxic Waste Sites FloodedLong a center of the nation's petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen such Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among America's most intensely contaminated places. Many are now flooded, with the risk that waters were stirring dangerous sediment.
Cleanup In Pueblo A National Priority, EPA SaysThe EPA says cleanup in Pueblo is a national priority.
Utah Seeking $1.9 Billion From EPA Over Mine-Waste SpillUtah officials have confirmed the state is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $1.9 billion in damages after the EPA inadvertently triggered a multistate spill from an old gold mine in Colorado.
EPA: No Mine Spill Compensation For Groups That File SuitThe Environmental Protection Agency says it can't reconsider multimillion-dollar damage claims from the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation over a mine wastewater spill because both have sued the agency.
Gold King Mine Owner Worries About Another Toxic SpillThe head of the EPA toured the Gold King Mine on Friday. Two years ago, that same mine burst with toxic materials.