House Panel Issues Subpoenas On Colo. Mine Waste Spill

February 18, 2016

The Republican chairman of a House committee has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration seeking documents related to a review of 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine last summer.

Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah chairs the House Natural Resources Committee. He's seeking documents from the Interior Department and the Army Corps of Engineers related to the Army Corps' peer review of Interior's investigation into the spill. The spill at the long-inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado was caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.