Mining

Interior secretary: No criminal acts in Gold King Mine spill

WASHINGTON – Republicans alleged a “whitewash” of a Colorado mining accident that unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater and requested a nonpartisan investigation after Interior Secretary...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County to take stance on Superfund

La Plata County commissioners may take a formal stance as early as Dec. 22 on Silverton’s and San Juan County’s decision to explore Superfund status for the mining district in the Upper Animas...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disagreement between Colorado and EPA over Gold King Mine spill lingers

Additional details released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the Gold King Mine spill continue to highlight the state’s possible role in the disaster. The EPA released...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor Hickenlooper’s office prepared to assist in Silverton Superfund negotiations

A day after Silverton officials voted unanimously to pursue a Superfund listing, the Colorado governor’s office said it’s prepared to assist in negotiations with the Environmental Protection...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incoming state tourism director, Cathy Ritter, keenly aware of being positive

DENVER – The incoming director of Colorado tourism has her sights set on activating rural Colorado, which could be a boon to Durango after the world saw the Animas River turn a mustard-yellow....

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

Silverton, San Juan County officials will pursue Superfund

SILVERTON – After more than 20 years of debate, the town of Silverton will officially engage the Environmental Protection Agency to work toward listing the mining district in the Upper Animas...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mine tailings a longtime Silverton-Durango issue

Recently released archival photos of mine tailing pits above Silverton highlight that not much has changed when it comes to complaints about mine waste since the region’s early settlement....

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds stand behind report that Colorado agreed to mine plan

DENVER – A federal agency on Monday stood behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from an inactive gold mine. ...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Link between Navajo suicides, mine spill not clear

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In testimony before Congress, letters to the federal government and news releases, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and his vice president have brought up recent tragedies...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawmakers question EPA reports that reference Colorado agency’s involvement with Gold King spill

State and local leaders are concerned that federal investigations into the Gold King Mine spill are incomplete and erroneous. The comments come after state officials contradicted the Environmental...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado disputes key part of EPA Gold King Mine report

DENVER – Colorado officials say they didn’t endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials to tour Superfund sites around Colorado

A large constituency of local officials will tour several Superfund sites around Colorado this week to better understand the federal hazardous cleanup designation process. Officials from La Plata...

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

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