Home > newsroom > Page
Committees Demand Answers on EPA’s Animas Spill Ahead of Joint Oversight Hearing


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2015 -

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, requesting data and documents about the events leading up to the EPA’s Animas spill and the corresponding response effort.

The Committees are requesting oversight  into this toxic spill in order to further “understand how and why the August 2015 Gold King Mine accident occurred” ahead of the joint hearing on the EPA’s Animas Spill on September 17, 2015. Read the letter here.

The Committees also sent a letter to the Environmental Restoration, LLC, the private contractor involved in the accident, requesting information and emails pertaining to the Gold King Mine project and subsequent spill. Read the letter here.

Please click here for more information regarding the hearing.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop Statement on DOI’s Bureau of Land Management Waste Prevention Rule Proposal

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), issued the following statement regarding the Department of the Interior’s issued rule to end burdensome Obama-era regulations on venting...... Read more

Committee Advances National Park Maintenance Backlog Bill

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 6510 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. “As America’s beloved national parks buckle under the weig...... Read more

Bishop, Grijalva Pass Deal on LWCF Reauthorization

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva announced and passed a deal on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), offered and adopted in Com...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Full Committee Legislative Hearing
FC Legislative Hearing | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
View All Events