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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory
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Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (November 9, 2016)
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.

Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster
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Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (October 17, 2016)
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
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House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
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Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.

Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (September 14, 2016)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.

Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster
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Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster (August 23, 2016)
The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
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Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)
A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.

Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill
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Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (April 28, 2016)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.

Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing
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Navajo Nation leaders to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (April 21, 2016)
President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates will discuss the impacts of the Gold King Mine disaster on the reservation.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sends subpoena to leader of EPA
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sends subpoena to leader of EPA (April 13, 2016)
A business meeting to consider the subpoena was canceled after the chairman and vice chairman of the panel exercised their authority to issue the request.

Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill
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Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (April 12, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs weighs subpoena of EPA leader
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs weighs subpoena of EPA leader (April 11, 2016)
The committee has rarely exercised its subpoena powers but lawmakers are upset that the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't want to send a representative to an upcoming field hearing.

President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
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President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.

Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill
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Tribes and states work together to monitor water after mine spill (March 25, 2016)
The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones field hearing into EPA
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones field hearing into EPA (February 8, 2016)
The committee still plans to look into the Environmental Protection Agency and its 'unacceptable' dealings with tribes.

House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill
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House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (December 7, 2015)
Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Changes to Navajo Nation water rights settlement signed into law
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Changes to Navajo Nation water rights settlement signed into law (October 1, 2015)
The changes are technical in nature but the tribe says they will help ensure water reaches thousands of homes on the reservation.

Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine
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Bill aims to address claims arising from spill at Gold King Mine (September 23, 2015)
The Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have been affected by the release of an estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.

House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
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House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)
The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.

EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
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EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)
The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.

EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
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EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.

Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill
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Navajo Nation cites 'culture of distrust' with Gold King Mine spill (September 10, 2015)
Tribal leaders felt misled by the Environmental Protection Agency soon after the August 5 incident at the abandoned mine in Colorado.

Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster
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Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster (September 7, 2015)
The tribe is still putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more to address the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine.

Navajo Nation hires firm to pursue Gold King Mine spill lawsuit
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Navajo Nation hires firm to pursue Gold King Mine spill lawsuit (September 1, 2015)
An August 5 incident at an abandoned mine in Colorado sent 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the water system.

Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine
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Multiple Capitol Hill hearings set into disaster at Gold King Mine (August 31, 2015)
The Obama administration will be under extreme scrutiny as lawmakers focus on the release of millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.

Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill
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Navajo Nation to reopen irrigation canal after Gold King mine spill (August 28, 2015)
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation will finally be able to supply water to their crops and livestock, three weeks after the incident at an abandoned mine.

EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster
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EPA releases internal report into Gold King Mine spill disaster (August 27, 2015)
Workers underestimated the water pressure at the site, according to the first government-led assessment of the incident.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on EPA mine spill (August 26, 2015)
The Navajo Nation and the Southern Ute Tribe are still dealing with the effects of the August 5 disaster.

Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine
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Native Sun News: Tribes respond to toxic spill at abandoned mine (August 25, 2015)
Tribal government officials and grassroots organizers carried on their emergency response efforts from a 3-million-gallon 'blowout' of toxic mine waste that polluted the Animas River on the Southern Ute Reservation and the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns
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Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (August 18, 2015)
The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.

Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado
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Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (August 13, 2015)
Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.

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