The ruling marks another in a string of judicial setbacks for President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost North American energy production.
There’s still a lot of love for this former mining town, even though it’s gone from a place to escape the world to a place that caters to some of its most privileged.
Stopping future blowouts from mine shafts is the toughest of the three goals.
Many mines pose the chronic problem of relentless pollution.
Berkes' voice was commonly heard on Colorado airwaves.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris is presiding over a Thursday hearing on whether the moratorium should be reinstated.
Instead of a ghost town with an abandoned Main Street, you could find one that's nothing more than a barren stretch of land.
The mines are a legacy of the region's prospecting past, when almost anyone could dig a mine and then walk away, with little cleanup required.