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Homebrew: Colorado Springs Halloween shooter identified

Shooter ID'd The family of 33-year-old Noah Harpham has identified him as the gunman in the Colorado Springs Halloween shooting that left four, including Harpham, dead. "Our...

Video: How not to clean up Colorado’s leaking mines

If you want a good explanation of why it makes no sense to require every draining mine in Colorado to have a treatment plant...

Katie Redding and David Sirota talk insurance industry discrimination and clean...

Colorado Independent writer Katie Redding joined Progressive Talk 760 AM host David Sirota this morning to discuss her recent reporting on insurance industry gender...

Water cleanup bill in delicate dance with mining law reform

Just outside of Central City in Colorado's Gilpin County, the historic Perigo gold mine drains metal-laden water at an average of 70 gallons per minute into a small perennial stream known as Gamble Gulch. Below the mine for six miles, the gulch is virtually devoid of life, according to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. A design for a proposed project has been completed, but Colorado won’t bid it out for construction because it worries that if it does, it open itself up, in perpetuity, to a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act.

Udall co-sponsoring bill to at last reform 1872 mining law

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has taken a careful look at mining reform proposals and has announced that he is co-sponsoring the Hardrock Mining and...

Udall’s Good Samaritan water-cleanup bill drawing support

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's new streamlined Good Samaritan legislation, designed to encourage volunteer water cleanup projects, may yet become law. It is the 11th piece of Good Samaritan legislation to be introduced in Congress in the last 15 years. Udall's bill, however, is drawing more support and less opposition than the previous bills, all of which failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

Udall introduces new ‘Good Samaritan’ water clean-up legislation

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall announced Wednesday that he introduced "Good Samaritan" legislation that would provide legal protection for non-profit and other groups who would cleanup water contamination issuing from abandoned mines across Colorado.