Governor Issues Statement on EPA Decision to Avoid Gold King Mine Spill Claims

Gold King Mine - EPA
Published Saturday, January 14, 2017

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued a brief statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision against reimbursing private businesses and individuals for claims of damages from the Gold King Mine spill:

"We are disappointed in the EPA's decision. We expected the EPA to make good on its promise to reimburse any Colorado resident or business that suffered a legitimate loss as a result of the spill. The Attorney General has agreed to help us find ways we can make sure our residents receive just compensation."