Abandoned Mines http://kunc.org en As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures http://kunc.org/post/deadly-bat-disease-inches-west-us-forest-service-weighs-options-colorado-cave-closures <p>The <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/r2" target="_blank">U.S. Forest Service</a> says it&rsquo;s weighing options when it comes to renewing a closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and four other states. The news comes as one environmental group is calling<a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/index.html"> for even more closures</a> in the West to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:48:24 +0000 Grace Hood 25807 at http://kunc.org As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures Udall Mines Clarification For Good Samaritan Cleanup Rules http://kunc.org/post/udall-mines-clarification-good-samaritan-cleanup-rules <p>Colorado Senator Mark Udall took to the US Senate floor&nbsp;Tuesday morning in an attempt to find better ways volunteers can legally help clean up abandoned hard rock mines in the west. Polluted water flows out of these mines and that can contaminate entire watersheds. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:05:23 +0000 Nathan Heffel 22395 at http://kunc.org Udall Mines Clarification For Good Samaritan Cleanup Rules Congress Wants to Accelerate Clean Up of Colorado Mines http://kunc.org/post/congress-wants-accelerate-clean-colorado-mines <p>Colorado&rsquo;s abandoned mines are notorious safety and environmental hazards. Congress is working on legislation that could accelerate the clean-up and closure of the potential death traps. But the idea is not without hazards of its own. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:02:43 +0000 Capitol News Connection 11447 at http://kunc.org Congress Wants to Accelerate Clean Up of Colorado Mines