Tag: Gold King Mine
Based on the facts confirming EPA’s direct responsibility for the spill and the widespread damage it has caused to the environment and people of the surrounding communities, Barrasso and McCain urge Attorney General Lynch to conduct an independent investigation.
Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Heraldreported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday meeting of the county’s board of commissioners.
“It caused hundreds, maybe thousands of farmers to lose their crops and have their crops affected last season,” said Mihio Manus, spokesman for the Navajo Nation’s president.
The EPA pushed forward, ignoring feedback from residents. A local geologist wrote a letter to the editor just days before the mine spill, warning the agency’s “grand experiment” would fail and the river would be contaminated.