08-04-17 CO Governor Hickenlooper’s statement on Gold King Mine tour

CO Governor Hickenlooper’s statement on Gold King Mine tour

DENVER — Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 — Today Gov. John Hickenlooper offered this statement following the the Gold King Mine tour with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton.

“Today, our team, along with Senators Bennet and Gardner, and Rep. Tipton saw firsthand the coordinated efforts to protect the health of communities along the Las Animas River. Administrator Pruitt assured us that cleanup of the Gold King Mine spill and Bonita Peak Superfund site remains a top priority for the EPA. During today’s tour, Administrator Pruitt committed to support adequate funding for cleanup of the Superfund site and to reopen claims for damages caused by the Gold King spill. I will do everything in my power to ensure Administrator Pruitt delivers on his promises and provides sufficient funding for cleanup.”