Environmental Protection Agency

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to create sovereign water quality standards

More and more, Native American tribes across the country are taking the lead on implementing their own air and water quality standards, highlighting a growing trend to embrace self-governance....

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sunnyside says EPA is allowing wastewater to reach Animas River

DENVER – A 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...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Community groups help Colorado counties participate in Superfund process

Editor’s note: This story is the first Of what the Durango Herald plans to be many with a solutions focus. Solutions journalism is a growing practice in the media industry, and we see tremendous...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA pledges new plan on contaminant from non-stick coatings

WASHINGTON – Federal environmental regulators say they’ll consult with states on managing contamination from a range of long-used non-stick coatings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

EPA may be overstating claims from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished an overdue review of damage claims from the Gold King Mine spill that the agency accidentally triggered, but an...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA orders Sunnyside Gold to investigate mine pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sunnyside Gold Corp., the company that owned Silverton’s last operating mine, to investigate the groundwater around one of its mines. The order comes...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court denies challenge to Superfund site near Silverton

Federal judges on Tuesday dismissed Sunnyside Gold Corp.’s attempt to challenge some of the Environmental Protection Agency’s listing of mines in the Superfund site north of Silverton – its own...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA targets Superfund near Silverton for ‘immediate and intense attention’

The Environmental Protection Agency named the Bonita Peak Mining District near Silverton one of its top priorities among Superfund sites across the country Friday. “We understand that we have an...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA names new Region 8 administrator

Doug Benevento, a longtime figure in Colorado Republican politics and former director of the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment, has been tapped to serve as the administrator for...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA removes mine waste it used to improve road near Silverton

Mine waste that was used by an Environmental Protect Agency contracted crew to resurface a road north of Silverton has been cleaned up and removed, according to agency officials. Andrew Mutter, a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

The same Environmental Protection Agency crew that caused the Gold King Mine spill is again catching flak for using potentially toxic material from a mine waste pile to improve a road north of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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