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.
Gold King Mine Meeting Turns Into Focus On Health Care, GOPThe head of the EPA toured the site of the Gold King Mine near Silverton on Friday but the meeting after the tour quickly turned when voters took a detour from the topic to focus on health care, the GOP and climate change.
EPA Boss Pruitt To Visit Gold King Mine Spill SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency chief is in Colorado discussing coal and water.
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.
Lawmakers Want EPA To Pay For Toxic SpillColorado lawmakers want the federal government to pay for the costs related to a toxic spill in the southwest corner of the state that also impacted New Mexico.
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.
Gardner On Gold King Mine: 'Broken Promise After Broken Promise'Senator Cory Gardner is drawing attention back to the Gold King Mine spill, and the EPA's response.
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.
Lawmakers Concerned: Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Bars CommunicationSome Colorado lawmakers say they are deeply troubled by an order by President Donald Trump to censor several agencies' communication and freeze grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Lawmakers Push EPA To Repay All Costs Of Mine Spill ResponseTwo members of Colorado's congressional delegation are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to fully reimburse state, local and tribal agencies for the cost of responding to a toxic mine waste spill triggered by the EPA.
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.