In 2015 over 3 million gallons of toxic waste from the inactive Gold King mine cascaded into Colorado’s Animas River. The Navajo Nation has sued the United States government for $160 million in damages and ongoing injuries due to the spill.
The EPA acknowledged responsibility for the spill, but has refused to compensate Navajo residents. Learn more.
EPA FAQ related to Gold King Mine response : https://www.epa.gov/goldkingmine/frequent-questions-related-gold-king-mine-response
Petition : http://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10528&tag=action&_ga=1.144749492.1899158483.1480291925 <http://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10528&tag>
Tribe : Navajo