Water pollution

Scott Pruitt’s trip to Silverton among questioned costs

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking heat this week for allegedly spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars, and that includes spending $5,719.58 on a chartered...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promising new technology cleans mine wastewater near Silverton

High in the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton, a small, makeshift trailer is churning with new, promising technology that may have implications for treating mine pollution throughout the West....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drinking water at risk with new EPA proposals

DENVER – The American public will have 30 days to comment on the Trump administration’s plan to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, once it’s published in the Federal Register. Jan...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental Protection Agency to drill into American Tunnel

This summer will be the first full work season since the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site was declared last September, and the Environmental Protection Agency is wasting no time trying to...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gold King Mine spill conference set in Farmington

Since the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill, scientists from universities and state and federal agencies have studied the watershed of the two rivers impacted by the spill. The latest findings will...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups partner to clean up Animas Watershed

The Florida River starts in the pristine waters of the high country of the Weminuche Wilderness, but throughout its nearly 62-mile-long journey to the Animas River, it picks up enough E. coli to...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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