On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a hearing entitled “Examining the Significant Costs and Related Burdens for Small Businesses Resulting from the Gold King Mine Waste Water Spill near Silverton, Colorado.” The hearing will be streamed live at SBC.Senate.Gov.
The Senators will examine the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency-caused (EPA) Gold King Mine toxic spill on surrounding communities and small businesses. Local government and small business representatives will discuss the implications of the spill, including temporary closures, layoffs, and other impacts on river-related tourism businesses.
• Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.)
• Mr. Brad Blake, Commissioner, La Plata County, Colorado
• Ms. DeAnne Gallego, Executive Director, Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
• Mr. Andy Corra, Owner, 4Corners Riversports