A federal report said two state mining experts signed off on an EPA cleanup project that led to the spill. The state disputes that.
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Silverton has rejected Superfund status in the past. Local leaders say attitudes are shifting, but Silverton's still got a strong independent streak.
Gov. John Hickenlooper criticized the move, saying Colorado "can achieve the clean air goals set by the EPA," and that the lawsuit "will create uncertainty."
Intense debate of the topic is expected during a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
- The bust of the coal-bed methane industry has left Wyoming responsible for the exorbitant cost of plugging thousands of wells. The price tag for dealing with deep oil and gas wells may be even higher.Read More
The plant is intended to replace a temporary system established to treat nearly 600 gallons of water draining from the mine every minute.
Now 81, the famous conservationist focuses heavily on her youth-driven program "Roots & Shoots," which has a presence throughout Colorado.