Tag Archives: EPA

Clean-Up at 10 Mines Suspended

EPA-300Site investigations and some cleanup work at 10 polluted mining complexes in four states were suspended because of conditions similar to those that led to a massive wastewater blowout from an inactive Colorado gold mine. The sites include three in California, four in Colorado, two in Montana and one in Missouri. The EPA says they Continue reading

Clean Power Plan Hearing in Denver this Month

EPA-300The EPA finalized the federal Clean Power Plan in August. The Clean Power Plan will reduce nationwide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. It’s a plan that has the energy industry up in arms, as it will cost millions of dollars in upgrades at power plants across the country, skyrocketing energy prices. Many Continue reading

State Changes Notification System After EPA Spill

EPA-300The EPA’s wastewater spill at a Colorado mine has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such disasters. Colorado officials notified only agencies inside their state after the EPA dumped 3 million gallons of water tainted with heavy metals out of the Gold King mine August 5th, eventually reaching rivers Continue reading

Ted Cruz Address Obama’s War On Coal In Wyoming

cruzPresidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was campaigning in Wyoming yesterday released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to require that by 2030 power-generating facilities reduce their Continue reading

Tipton Sends 2nd Letter To EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Following a letter sent last week requesting that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy disclose plans for the cleanup of the Animas River contamination, Representative Scott Tipton, yesterday, wrote again to the EPA Administrator, with 15 questions Continue reading

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

EPA Under Fire for Lack of Information in Creek Contamination

EPA-300Last week, while conducting work at Gold King Mine in Colorado, the EPA and the State Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety triggered a large release of mine wastewater into Cement Creek. The EPA was trying to re-open the portal to the mine. The EPA says it is working closely with first responders and local and state officials Continue reading

States Urge EPA to Back Off on Water Rule

EPA-300Representatives from 31 states are urging the EPA to extend the effective date of the planned Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which is currently set to go in effect August 28th. Once the rule gets into effect, virtually every river, stream and creek in the U.S. will come under the oversight of bureaucrats from the EPA. The Continue reading

McCarthy Says Climate Change Deniers Aren’t Normal

mccarthyGina McCarthy, head of the EPA, says you are not normal if you don’t buy into Liberal Climate Change theories. In a recent speech talking about proposed climate change rules, McCarthy launched into a rant, calling Americans that aren’t convinced that man is bringing the planet to extinction through carbon and other pollution Continue reading

EPA Workshop to be Held in Steamboat Next Month

EPA-300The City of Steamboat is inviting the public to participate in a local workshop on sustainability next month. The workshop will include discussions on smart growth strategies designed to support the rural landscape, help existing places thrive, support local economic development, and create great new places. The Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA Over Power Plant Emissions

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a huge blow to the Obama Administration by ruling that the EPA far over-reached its authority with power plant emission limits. The ruling that came down today said the EPA “unreasonably” failed to consider the cost of the regulations. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion, which Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Speak Out Against New EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONColorado Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton have spoken out against the EPA’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The rule expands the EPA’s reach to include any body of water in the U.S. Rivers and streams, agricultural reservoirs, ponds, ditches, and more are now under the protection Continue reading