Some participants also voiced concerns about potential cuts in federal funding for science and research. Others wanted an opportunity to move science out of labs and academia.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration ordered a temporary suspension of EPA contracts and grants. The agencies are sorting through what that means.
For decades some Westerners have tried to make it easier to clean up thousands of abandoned mines, but a solution remains elusive.
Nearly 70 individuals and businesses across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and the Navajo Nation have filled out financial claims with the EPA.
- That brings the site of the Gold King Mine spill one step closer to Superfund status, and its additional resources for cleanup.Read more
- Cynthia Coffman says she has the right to file lawsuits on behalf of the state. The governor is questioning that.Read more
The new EPA water rule is likely to face strong opposition in Congress and the courts.