Gold King Mine spill

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman questioned over Gold King

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is preparing defensive and offensive strategies to legal disputes in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. “We haven’t foreclosed the option of...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton accuses EPA of ‘threatening’ Gold King Mine owner

A letter sent by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of threatening the Gold King Mine owner and seizing his land prompted agency officials to explain themselves. On...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King owner says EPA forced access agreement renewal

The owner of the Gold King Mine said Monday the Environmental Protection Agency again forced him to sign an access agreement through 2016 for several private mining claims, prolonging a land...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA releases final water-monitoring plan related to Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – Federal environmental officials on Thursday released a final one-year water-monitoring plan in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring runoff data suggest ‘red flag’ for Animas River aquatic life

Water samples taken from the Animas River during the season’s first spring runoff since August’s Gold King Mine spill raise a “red flag” for potential harm to aquatic life in the waterway. On Feb....

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators testify in support of good Samaritan legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaking mines are an endemic problem in the West that far exceed the capabilities of the Eniveronmental Protection Agency to address alone, Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday told...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House panel chair: Gold King Mine breached on purpose

The 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...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper recommends Superfund listing for mine sites around Silverton

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday recommended a Superfund listing in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, ending more than six months of discussions on whether the state should pursue the...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department offers tips for Animas River recreation

Unseasonably warm weather has prompted health officials to offer tips to recreationists on the Animas River as higher water levels stir lingering sediment of 880,000 pounds of metals dumped into...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of Animas River Stakeholders Group uncertain

After more than 20 years leading the cleanup of mine waste in the Animas River basin, the future is a bit of a mystery for the Animas River Stakeholders Group now that a Superfund listing is...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners press EPA for mine spill answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Plata County commissioners pushed the Environmental Protection Agency for answers on issues related to the Gold King Mine spill, including long-term monitoring of the Animas...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 mines around Silverton could be part of Superfund

Nearly 50 mines in and around San Juan County are proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to be part of a Superfund site that would be called the Bonita Pike Mining District Site, according...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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