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Judge refuses to delay trail building at Rocky Flats in potential...

A federal judge has denied a motion by a coalition of environmental groups to put a hold on building trails at the Rocky Flats...

Scientists testify Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge remains contaminated

Three scientists testifying in federal court Tuesday cited research they say debunks assertions by the federal government that public health dangers at the the...

Proposed budget cuts threaten clean-up in the West’s most polluted areas

On Aug. 1 the Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the fate of Superfund, a program of the Environmental...

Across party lines, Western governors see a partner in Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors....

Gold King nears Superfund designation

The Environmental Protection Agency decided this week that the Gold King Mine near Durango is a top priority for Superfund designation. The mine, which...

Animas River disaster: More lawmaker finger-pointing on tap, but little work...

Workers in the mountains above Silverton are racing to finish a patchwork of temporary fixes on leaking hard-rock mines above Silverton as Congress busies...

Bad Water: Locals blame Animas River disaster on the “Environmental Pollution...

The alarming French's mustard color of southwest Colorado's Animas River is now running somewhere between orange Kool-Aid and the yellowish hue of Mountain Dew....

Regulating a radioactive milkshake

The politics behind a bill designed to ensure cleanup and prevent new contamination from uranium mining and milling.

Colorado law sanctioning uranium mills complicates plans for New Mexico mine

A controversial plan to open an old uranium mine on Mt. Taylor near Grants, New Mexico, faces an obstacle in the new law passed by the Colorado legislature that forbids increased operations at uranium mills until the mill companies clean up sites contaminated in the past. The Cotter Uranium Mill, just a little over a mile south of CaƱon City is owned by the same company that owns the Mt. Taylor mine and is the designated recipient of future Mt. Taylor uranium ore. Under the new law, which Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has yet to sign, Cotter would not be able to accept the ore, at least not any time soon.

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.