New Mexico sues Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

New Mexico sues Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

DENVER—New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the nation’s highest court alleging Colorado should be held responsible for the Animas River spill. In response to the lawsuit, Advancing Colorado Chief Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“This lawsuit is a total embarrassment for Gov. John Hickenlooper and his administration and proof we should defund the EPA. The EPA and official crews dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into our river system and millions of people have been hurt. Colorado officials and politicians repeatedly attempted to downplay the toxic waste spill. New Mexico’s lawsuit is going to put reckless government on trial.”

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