EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Colorado, National, New Mexico, News, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

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A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West. 
“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining […]

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Georgia, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Dave Lewis

In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek.

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Mine owner: EPA record of toxic dumping dates back to 2005

By   /  August 17, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, National, New Mexico  /  No Comments

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The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine owner claims.

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After river disaster, is it time to re-evaluate EPA?

By   /  August 14, 2015  /  Arizona, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico, News, Utah  /  No Comments

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After an estimated three million gallons of pollutants spilled into the Animas River in Colorado, some question whether the EPA mission should be altered.

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Months ago, Colorado town resisted EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

By   /  August 13, 2015  /  Arizona, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico  /  No Comments

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The EPA has been stalking the Colorado town of Silverton for years, despite local resistance.

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‘FrackNation’ filmmaker Phelim McAleer doesn’t care what you think of him

By   /  August 13, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Mexico  /  No Comments

Photo by Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

In his movie “FrackNation,” Phelim McAleer accuses Josh Fox, the maker of the documentary “Gasland,” of distortions and unethical behavior — something Fox denies.

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