Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"EPA Says It Will Build Temporary Treatment Plant for Mine"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states."

Source: AP, 09/24/2015

Was EPA Forthcoming with Mine Spill Water Data? Depends Whom You Ask

Access to water quality data was an issue at one highly politicized House hearing on the August 5, 2015, toxic spill from a long-abandoned mine near Silverton, Colorado, where New Mexico Secretary of Environment Ryan Flynn accused EPA of refusing for weeks to share data on the quality of waters fouled by the spill.

"Family Pond Boils at Center of a ‘Regulatory War’ in Wyoming"

"FORT BRIDGER, Wyo. — The sun was sinking and the brook trout were biting, so Andy Johnson and his daughter Aspen, 6, stepped onto their sun-bleached pier, hooked some mealworms and cast their lines into the most infamous pond in the West."

Source: NY Times, 09/21/2015
October 7, 2015 to October 10, 2015

3rd Annual SHIFT Festival

SHIFT 2015, in Jackson Hole, WY, will feature an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of conservation and adventure, with a goal of leveraging outdoor recreation for conservation gains.


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