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Alan Apt

Alan Apt
Alan Apt

Colorado issues cease-and-desist order for Nederland-area mine that’s leaking heavy metals into water

Tests at the Cross and Caribou mine that drains into drinking water supplies show elevated levels of lead, cadmium and other toxic minerals, as the state threatens high fines.


Ridgway grants “rights” to its river, joining several Colorado towns in push for new water protections

The Uncompahgre may have a legal guardian in its future after a town vote, though critics of “rights of nature” resolutions call "personhood for the river" an empty gesture and a paradise for lawsuits from angry property owners.