Gold King Contractor Must Face Most NM, Navajo Claims

Law360 (February 13, 2018, 8:04 PM EST) -- A New Mexico federal judge on Monday largely left intact the state and Navajo Nation's consolidated lawsuits seeking damages from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contractor involved in the 2015 Gold King Mine spill.

Environmental Restoration LLC, which contracted with the EPA to work at the Colorado mine and is allegedly partly responsible for the disaster that polluted two rivers that flowed into the Navajo Nation and New Mexico, had asked U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo to toss the lawsuits, but the judge found there was enough evidence to proceed with most of the plaintiffs' claims.

The judge first declined...

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