Kevin RoachKevin RoachJuly 12, 20184min448

As the third anniversary of the EPA-caused Gold King mine disaster approaches, real question exists as to whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can overcome an inherent conflict of interest and properly manage the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund Site to improve water quality in the Animas River. The EPA could demonstrate such capability by taking two simple and sensible actions: 1) run the EPA Gladstone Treatment Plant to full capacity; and 2) end the useless and expensive academic investigations it is forcing Sunnyside Gold Corporation (SGC) to conduct.


Tom RamstackTom RamstackJanuary 3, 201713min399

A bill approved by Congress this month has set up another struggle with the Environmental Protection Agency over compensation for the 2015 Gold King Mine spill that temporarily contaminated rivers in Southern Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. The bill requires the EPA to submit all claims from states, local governments and tribes within 180 days after President Barack Obama signs the bill into law, which is expected within days. It also would authorize federal funding for water quality monitoring of waterways contaminated by the spill into the Cement Creek and Animas River.