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EPA comes under fire following another Colorado mine spill

EPA comes under fire following another Colorado mine spill

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency took flak Thursday for another spill from a clean-up project at a Colorado mine, drug this time a relatively small discharge at the Standard Mine near Crested Butte. Josh Green, erectile spokesman for Rep. Scott Tipton, Colorado Republican, said local officials have confirmed that more than 2,000 gallons of […]

Gold King Mine spill exposes Obama hypocrisy, threatens EPA credibility, critics say

Gold King Mine spill exposes Obama hypocrisy, threatens EPA credibility, critics say

The political fallout from last week’s toxic spill at Colorado’s Gold King Mine intensified Monday, with critics saying the incident has exposed clear hypocrisy within the Obama administration while threatening the credibility of the Environmental Protection Agency at a crucial moment. Rather than express outrage as it has done in the wake of previous environmental […]

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency is coming under fire in Colorado after accidentally dumping one million gallons of acidic waste into the Las Animas River, turning it bright orange and threatening the community’s water supply. “The irony of this million-gallon toxic spill is rich,” said Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid. “EPA just created its […]

Obama blasts ‘lazy’ critics of carbon rules

Obama blasts ‘lazy’ critics of carbon rules

President Obama on Monday strongly defended his plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants and said critics of the proposal are “lazy” and unwilling to do what’s necessary to save the planet. During a White House speech promoting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Mr. Obama said opponents of the regulations – which […]