Mining

Federal coal sales moratorium shakes Wyo. stronghold

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. Lately the bumps for an industry that’s brought wealth and jobs to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gold King Mine spill legislation drowns in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Southwest Colorado feels forgotten in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill, state lawmakers heard Wednesday. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, expressed the sentiment to a House committee...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels Thursday’s Superfund vote

Silverton officials have canceled a meeting on Thursday where they were expected to make a final decision on whether to pursue a Superfund designation, which could delay the issue until September....

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

Silverton officials hold Superfund hearing Tuesday ahead of Thursday vote

It’s going to be a busy and potentially landmark week for the town of Silverton as officials look to stamp a letter addressed to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting Superfund status by Thursday. All...

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

Durango supports Silverton Superfund designation

The Durango City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a Superfund designation for mines above Silverton. “I think everyone in Durango and Animas River watershed has been...

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

Dependence on fossil fuels tough on Wyoming economy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel utilities prefer to burn to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days. But one state is still...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico first to issue plans to sue EPA, Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE – New 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,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado must address abandoned mine issues

DENVER – During his State of the State address Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper outlined efforts to avoid future catastrophic incidents such as the Gold King Mine spill. “When we recognize a...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

After a delay for Gold King Mine spill, Bill Simon, co-founder of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, finally enjoying retirement

After more than 20 years as a coordinator of the Animas River Stakeholders Group, Bill Simon was about to retire when he received a call on Aug. 6 from a friend who said he should take a look at...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County OKs draft agreement with EPA on mine spill remediation

A 10-year cooperative agreement in which the Environmental Protection Agency would provide $2.4 million for remedial efforts related to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill received unanimous support...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA actions after Gold King Mine spill spur more questions

DENVER – Congressional Republicans are questioning whether the Environmental Protection Agency interfered with a separate investigation into the Gold King Mine spill after an earlier internal...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New operator for Navajo Mine

Bisti Fuels Co. will serve as the new operator for Navajo Mine in Farmington. Navajo Transitional Energy Co. made the announcement late Wednesday. Bisti Fuels is a subsidiary of Dallas-based North...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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