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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Aug 31, 2015 5:00 AM | 8
Colorado lawmakers who already take per diem on days off and one of the highest reimbursement rates in the country will get an increase next year in the daily rate.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Aug 26, 2015 5:00 AM | 275
Most people only receive per diem when they're working, but Colorado lawmakers are making thousands of dollars by taking per diem on weekends and holidays, costing taxpayers as much as $400,000 a year.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | Aug 25, 2015 2:14 PM | 2.9K
A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West.  “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining [...]
By Rob Nikolewski | Watchdog.org | Aug 25, 2015 5:00 AM | 443
The Obama administration and the EPA have announced at least five proposed regulations in recent months.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | Aug 20, 2015 9:35 AM | 4.6K
In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species — and toward the tourist destination of Lake Oconee.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Aug 20, 2015 5:00 AM | 278
“Superintendents run organizations. They need not be capable of teaching, but of managing, and should leave the teaching to the teachers.”
By Rob Nikolewski | Watchdog.org | Aug 18, 2015 5:00 AM | 19
Stricter EPA regulations for ozone have triggered a media blitz in Colorado by the National Manufacturers Association. Other states will soon see similar campaigns.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | Aug 17, 2015 1:36 PM | 1.7K
The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine owner claims. The 3-million-gallon heavy-metal spill two weeks ago in Silverton polluted three states and touched off national outrage. But the EPA escaped public wrath in 2005 when it secretly dumped up to [...]
By Rob Nikolewski | Watchdog.org | Aug 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 972
After an estimated three million gallons of pollutants spilled into the Animas River in Colorado, some question whether the EPA mission should be altered.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | Aug 13, 2015 3:15 PM | 2K
Five months before the Animas River toxic spill disaster, leaders from the tiny Colorado mining town of Silverton pleaded with EPA officials to not perform tests that would declare the area a Superfund site. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency was intent on ferreting out “widespread soil contamination” from historic mines, even though the town was tested five years ago and no problems were found.


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