Leadville Contaminated Pipeline Bill To Return To House Floor, Dems Control Schedule

11/15/2009 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Katie Redding The Colorado Independent

LEADVILLE -- A long overdue environmental clean-up bill that would see industrially contaminated water evacuated from the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel was voted down last week in Congress, scotched in part by Colorado Democrats in a first reading that suspended the U.S. House's usual time-consuming rules of order.

The bill has been mostly noncontroversial on its face and is expected to pass once it returns to the House floor. But the schedule is controlled by House Democrats and exactly when the bill will return for a vote is yet to be determined.

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