Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"New Mexico Sues Colorado Over Gold King Mine Spill"

"New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the nation’s highest court alleging the state should be held responsible for the Gold King Mine spill and its handling of the contaminants that have leached from surrounding mines for decades."

Source: Denver Post, 06/24/2016

"Raging Wildfires in the Southwest Stretch Resources"

"Firefighters across Arizona and New Mexico battled 31 wildfires on Wednesday, their efforts complicated by a relentless heat wave and bone-dry conditions. And in the Angeles National Forest, on the northern edge of Los Angeles, two fires kept more than 300 families from their homes as the fires threatened to merge into one."

Source: NY Times, 06/23/2016

Will Obama Risk Armed Conflict To Save Native American Site From Looting?

"RIM OF CEDAR MESA, Utah — For centuries, humans have used the red sandstone canyons here as a way to mark their existence. ... Now, President Obama is weighing whether and how he can leave his own permanent imprint on history by designating about 2 million acres of land, known as the Bears Ears, as a national monument."

Source: Wash Post, 06/06/2016


Subscribe to RSS - Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)