New Mexico v. EPA

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20021
No(s). 16-cv-465 (D.N.M. Feb 12, 2018) (Armijo, J.)

A district court held that a government contractor may be liable under CERCLA in connection with the Gold King mine spill in Colorado. In 2016, the contractor caused a breach that released more than 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage and 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into the Animas River wate...