05.16.16

Gardner Announces Additional EPA Funds for Gold King Mine Spill Clean-Up Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after learning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided an additional $63,406 to La Plata County for Gold King Mine spill clean-up costs. 

“I welcome the news that the EPA will provide La Plata County with additional funding for the Gold King Mine spill clean-up costs, but I’m disappointed the EPA has yet to fully reimburse the county,” said Gardner. “While this is a step in the right direction, we must ensure all affected parties are fully reimbursed, and I will continue to advocate for my constituents in La Plata County and across Colorado who were affected by this disaster.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

 

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