Since 1999, 14 bills have been introduced into Congress that would open the door to more volunteer watershed groups who want to clean up draining, abandoned mines. None of the bills has passed. As a result, work is NOT being done to improve water quality because of the potential for high liability to meet high water quality standards in the Clean Water Act of 1972. This video looks at the issues faced by watershed groups in southwest Colorado.

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About Tom Schillaci

Producer of short environmental documentary and educational video.

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