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.
To see the worst of the coal slump in Colorado, look no further than the state’s North Fork Valley. Since 2013, two out of three mines have closed.
Valley leaders aren’t waiting to see if promises to the coal industry are delivered. Instead, they’re seeking to build their own path.
The president's executive order instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Clean Power Plan and other regulations.
The Colowyo Mine will now extract coal in territory to the north in the Collom development.
In lieu of criminal prosecution, a spokesperson said a report will be prepared for the EPA’s top leadership to review.
- A federal judge ordered an environmental review because the original review didn't take a serious look at the impacts, including climate change.Read more