In The News

October 25, 2015--Company says $10M offer to clean up mines north of Silverton still on the table (Durango Herald)

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has sent a letter that stirs up an elephant-in-the-room quandary for those invested in the health of the Animas River: Take $10 million now for water treatment in the Upper Animas Basin or take your chances with the Environmental Protection Agency.

October 24, 2015--The South Canal and the future of energy (Coyote Gulch)

The South Canal was sculpted through hardscrabble hills to deliver water imported from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The water irrigates 66,000 acres of farms and orchards in the Delta-Montrose area.

October 23, 2015--State water official positive about plan (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Much of the water storage contemplated in the Colorado water plan already is under study, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. “There are all sorts of good reasons to think we can close the gap” between current supplies and the demands expected by 2050, said James Eklund, executive director of the CWCB, which has a Dec.

October 22, 2015--EPA's spill pales in comparison to everyday mine leaks (Greenwire)

Politicians, activists, tribes and media outlets have expressed shock at last month's abandoned mine spill in Colorado, which sent 3 million gallons of polluted water down the Animas River. But environmental advocates and groups that have for decades been trying to clean up the legacy of unregulated mining say the incident pales in comparison to the broader problem of tens of thousands

October 22, 2015--After Gold King Spill, focus turns to Good Samaritan Legislation (CPR)

Experts say the slow discharge of tainted waste is gradually polluting waterways. Across the West, a 2011 GAO report estimates about 33,000 abandoned hardrock mines are causing environmental problems. Colorado has identified 230 abandoned mines draining waste into waterways. Money is one hurdle.