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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

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Supreme Court asks Obama administration’s view on mine spill lawsuit

DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Study: Metals in Animas River sediment at safe levels

A summerlong study shows heavy metals in the sediment of the Animas River remain at safe levels for “typical recreational use,” the San Juan Basin Health Department announced this week. According...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA wants to continue operations at water-treatment plant

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it would prefer to continue operations at the temporary water-treatment plant that handles discharges out of the Gold King Mine while the agency...

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

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Trout discovered in creek long devoid of fish

For the first time in as many as a hundred years, fish have been found in the upper parts of Mineral Creek, a tributary of the Animas River historically plagued by acid mine drainage just outside...

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