In The News

August 24, 2015--Water fight stirs up old rivalries in Colorado (Wall Street Journal)

As many as 60,000 tourists raft the Colorado River above this scenic canyon town each summer, and local boosters want to keep them coming—by diverting some of the river’s flow to feed a new network of white-water recreation parks.


August 24, 2015--Mining laws need to change (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Beneath the acidic, toxic, yellow water spilling from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River, there are broader implications.


August 23, 2015--EPA likely not prepared for scope of Gold King Mine blowout (Durango Herald)

U.S. officials knew of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” of wastewater from an inactive gold mine yet appeared to have only a cursory plan to deal with such an event when government contractors triggered a 3-million-gallon spill, according to internal documents released by the Environmental Protection Agency.


August 22, 2015--New documents show EPA tried to warn Colorado about blowout potential at Gold King Mine (Summit Voice)

The EPA knew there was potential for a dangerous blowout at the Gold King Mine at least since the summer of 2014, when the agency issued a Task Order Statement of Work.


August 21, 2015--Hickenlooper: Animas River will be better than before spill (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Though he meant no pun, Gov. John Hickenlooper said there may be a silver lining to the recent spill of heavy metals from an abandoned Silverton mine into the Animas River earlier this month.