House Member: Colorado Mine That Fouled Rivers Breached On PurposeThe Republican chairman of a congressional panel investigating a 3-million-gallon spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive Colorado gold mine said Tuesday the mine was purposely breached by a government cleanup team.
Hickenlooper Backs Superfund Cleanup For Leaking MinesGov. John Hickenlooper formally endorsed a Superfund cleanup for 48 old mining sites in the southwestern corner of the state on Monday, including one that sent a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah rivers last summer.
'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
Silverton Unanimously Votes To Ask For Superfund Cleanup Due To Mine SpillThere's now a vote on whether to ask for a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund cleanup in the mountains around Silverton.
EPA: Local Officials To Get Role In Gold King Superfund SiteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promised to involve local officials as much as practical in any decisions about a possible Superfund cleanup around the site of a massive mine spill in southwestern Colorado.
New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
Colorado County Asks EPA For $2.4 Million In Mine Spill CleanupLa Plata County asks EPA for up to $2.4 million to cover cleanup costs from Gold King Mine spill.
Republicans Allege Potential Interference In EPA Spill ProbeHouse Republicans want the Inspector General of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to look into potential agency interference with an investigation into a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
State Official Who Clashed With EPA Over Mine Spill ResignsColorado's top environmental official is stepping down, months after he clashed with federal authorities over a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine in southwest Colorado.
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.