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Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Lawyers: Economic damage from Gold King Mine spill less than thought

DENVER — Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than initially feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bacteria, metals found in Animas Valley wells

Water quality tests at 60 wells across the Animas Valley showed about half had elevated levels of contamination. San Juan Basin Public Health plans to test 100 wells as part of its long-term...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gold King Mine spill was highlighted this week in a Twitter spat on Capitol Hill. On Valentine’s Day, members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took to social...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Planning Commission clears sewage plant plan

Upgrades to the city’s sewage-treatment plant were unanimously approved by the Durango Planning Commission on Tuesday night. “I think the design of this is awesome. I hope this sets the standard...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public supports continued operation of water treatment plant north of Silverton

Continued operations of the temporary water treatment plant north of Silverton received near unanimous support during a 30-day public comment period. From Nov. 14 to Dec. 14, the Environmental...

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

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BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

A BP pipeline running along Sauls Creek in Bayfield was discovered ruptured last week, spilling coal-bed methane produced water into the creek and forcing the emergency construction of an earthen...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sunnyside Gold challenges EPA’s Superfund list

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund designation, arguing some mining sites in the listing were...

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

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Ignacio company fined by state oil and gas regulators

Maralex Resources Inc. and its sister company Maralex Disposal LLC were fined a total of $45,000 on Monday by the Colorado oil and gas regulatory arm for violations at two production sites in La...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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House OKs bill that would speed claims from Gold King Mine spill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision Thursday aimed at speeding up the process for damage claims from last year’s Gold King Mine spill into Cement Creek, a...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Navajo Nation files $160 million claim over Gold King spill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News