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October 11, 2015--

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October 10, 2015--Animas spill: Fix what’s broken, don’t break what works (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s actions in releasing contaminants into the Animas River from the Gold King Mine has triggered much concern and debate about the agency’s actions at the site and what Congress may do to prevent such incidents in the future. Adding to the public’s confusion are erroneous statements by some who see this as a platform for enacting even mo

October 9, 2015--Are our headwaters at risk of a mine leak? (Cortez Journal)

The headwaters of the Dolores River share space with century-old mines similar to the Gold King mine that spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River this August. But the long-abandoned Argentine Mine Complex near Rico is receiving proper pollution controls to reduce the risk of such an accident, mining officials say. The St.

October 9, 2015--Business leaders pitch water sharing between urban, rural communities (Durango Herald)

Business leaders Thursday said they hope to replace the practice of “buy-and-dry” with “buy-and-grow,” a plan that would allow farmers to share their water rights with municipalities. The idea was proposed at a meeting in Denver with state and local water officials, hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Kelly Brough, chief executive of the chamber, sa

October 8, 2015--Latest EPA mine spill raises new questions (Durango Herald)

News Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency was responsible for another mine spill, this time near Crested Butte, came with a quick political punch. But the Standard Mine spill, which occurred at a Superfund site, is greatly different than the Aug.