Earthquake shakes southern Colorado

By: the gazette

An earthquake was reported in Las Animas County in southern Colorado late Wednesday night by the United States Geological Survey.

The 4.2 magnitude quake hit 24 miles west of Trinidad at 11:14 p.m., according...

Interior Department to lead review of Colorado river spill

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties...

Ben Carson slams EPA in Colorado visit

By: The Associated Press

DURANGO — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is visiting Colorado to see the aftermath of the mining wastewater spill in the Animas River.

Carson says he'll be in Durango on Tuesday to address the...

Colorado already has methane limits tougher than US proposal

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state's energy producers will not be affected by the federal government's new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse...

Local fracking bans could go before Colorado high court soon

By: Dan Elliott, Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking could be on the fast track to the state Supreme Court.

The Colorado Court of Appeals on Monday asked to bow out of lawsuits over Longmont's ban on...

Utah, New Mexico clear San Juan River for drinking water

By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico officials have cleared using the Animas and San Juan rivers for drinking water, and Utah is giving the OK for its San Juan River water to be used for crop irrigation and...

Critics of carbon regulations using Colorado mine spill to skewer EPA

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the...

Colorado opens river to boating after mine spill

By: The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell — a huge reservoir 300 miles...