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Senate Considers Imposing New Mine Royalties

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet along with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) are introducing a bill to reform antiquated hardrock mining laws. On the three-month anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill, the senators are introducing the Hardrock Continue reading

Senator Trying to get Compensation for Communities Affected by EPA Spill

EPA-300U.S. Senator Tom Udall is expected to announce legislation aimed at compensating communities affected by the torrent of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled two Southwestern rivers. The New Mexico Democrat scheduled a conference call yesterday to discuss his plans. His office says the legislation would require water Continue reading

Udall Wants More Wilderness Areas

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is praising a process that has locked up thousands of acres of Colorado land indefinitely.  Udall is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act – which has been used to lock up land in many areas of the state, including Moffat County.  There are nearly a dozen proposed wilderness Continue reading