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Clean Water Act Stifling Volunteer Cleanup Efforts

First Posted: 11/24/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:10 PM ET

Colo Mine

The Colorado Independent:

LEADVILLE -- It's a fall morning in the mountains just outside this Lake County town. Contractors in yellow earthmovers are cleaning up acid mine drainage in the Sugarloaf Mining District. They're part of a unique government-nonprofit-college collaboration that has made great strides in improving water quality in the Lake Fork of the Arkansas River.

Everyone involved in this feel-good project, however, is a target of potential lawsuits under the Clean Water Act.

Read the whole story: The Colorado Independent

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