Tag Archives: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Feds Still Passing Buck on Mine Spill

EPA-300A federal agency is still trying to pass the buck for the toxic spill at the Gold King Mine. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is standing behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from the inactive gold mine. The Bureau’s statement yesterday was the latest twist Continue reading

Report Says EPA Solely Responsible for Mine Spill

EPA-300Government investigators squarely blame the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying a cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The Interior Department probe concludes 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

Congress Digging Into EPA Mine Spill

EPA-300The focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states is shifting to Congress, where lawmakers this week kick off a series of hearings into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency incident. Leading House and Senate Republicans said EPA officials were frustrating their attempts to investigate the spill. They want Continue reading

Judge Blocks Waters of U.S. Rule

EPA-300A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over most state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Continue reading

Report Finds EPA Knew of Spill Potential

EPA-300An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine. The disclosure was contained in documents released yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Investigators concluded that EPA and state regulators underestimated how Continue reading

New Report Highlights Flaws of President’s Ozone Plan

EPA-300The plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically tighten federal ozone limits will impose new and damaging regulatory restrictions across nearly 90 percent of Colorado’s economy, and also threatens to make traffic congestion even worse in the Denver metropolitan area. That’s according to a new Continue reading

National Report Shows EPA Regs Would Hurt Colorado Economy

EPA-300The National Association of Manufacturers last week issued a national report that laid out the projected economic impact to each state if the restrictive ozone regulations proposed last November by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are implemented. For Colorado, the study estimated that the rules would cost the Continue reading

EPA Accused of Conducting Experiments on Kids

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exposed children as young as 10 years old to dangerous levels of diesel exhaust in medical experiments. That’s according to documents obtained by the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documents are being jointly Continue reading

Study Shows EPA Regs Will be Costly

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released last week by Energy Ventures Analysis, Continue reading

Students Encouraged to Compete in Radon Poster Contest

RADONColorado students have until October 31st to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes, is coordinated by the Colorado Continue reading