Gold King Mine Spill
On August 5, 2015, workers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caused the release of 3 million gallons of heavy metal contaminated wastewater while attempting to enter the defunct Gold King Mine in Southern Colorado. This release of toxic wastewater ultimately flowed into the Animas and San Juan rivers, causing the water to turn… read more
Oil Rig Explosions – Are Companies Placing Profits Over Safety?
As the BP oil rig continues to leak into the gulf, Congress continues to debate whether caps should be raised for oil companies involved in offshore spills. According to the Huffington Post, it has been nearly three weeks since a proposal for raising the liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion was introduced and… read more