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abandoned mines
abandoned mines

Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it

Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.

Energy

EPA announces Colorado-based office dedicated to cleaning up abandoned mines

The Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains will take charge of remediating abandoned mine lands, including the Gold King Mine in southwest Colorado

Environment

50 million gallons of polluted water pours daily from mine sites across the U.S., including Colorado

That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.

Environment

Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton bring new “good Samaritan” bill to address abandoned mines and stoke solution for $50B problem

Congress has been debating for decades how to deal with the $50 billion problem of abandoned mines across the U.S.

Environment

In wake of Gold King Mine spill, a study will be launched on mining pollution in Lake Powell

The study comes after the EPA accidentally triggered a massive release of wastewater laden with toxic metals at the Gold King Mine three years ago

Environment

Three years after the Gold King Mine spill there’s no fix to leaky abandoned mines. What’s the holdup?

Today, the problem of mines leaching heavy metals into bodies of water remains, for the most part, unaddressed

Environment