Over a recent Sunday breakfast, Gov. John Hickenlooper, fellow Western governors and chiefs of key federal agencies put their heads together on the problem of leaking inactive mines. It has stymied Western leaders for decades. But during that Feb. 21 confab in Washington, D.C., with the EPA-triggered Gold King disaster still roiling, Hickenlooper determined that a consensus had emerged: make tackling these tens of thousands of ecological time bombs a priority.READ MORE ►
'Time is now'
Colo. governor seeks action on West's leaking mines