The EPA is considering using robots and other sophisticated technology to help prevent mine "blowouts" or clean them up if they happen.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is installing a barrier at the mine outside Silverton to prevent another spill like the one in 2015 that sent 3 million gallons of toxic water into rivers.
Utah wants cleanup compensation and unspecified damages in the 3-million-gallon Gold King Mine spill that was accidently triggered by EPA contractors.
The agency started work on safety standards after the spill and expects to soon finish them, investigators from the EPA's Office of Inspector General said.
The federal government launched Energy Star in 1992 to rate computer monitors. Now it covers dozens of product categories from washers to electronics and homes.
There’s concern that the march will be seen as partisan since it’s critical of Trump’s actions, when many believe science shouldn’t be a partisan endeavor.
These are the largest cuts and potential impacts in EPA Region 8, which covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 Tribal Nations.
Early versions of the agency's report highlighted contaminated drinking water and vulnerabilities from fracking. The final version turned out differently: Fracking had not "led to widespread, systemic impacts."
In lieu of criminal prosecution, a spokesperson said a report will be prepared for the EPA’s top leadership to review.