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January 22, 2019
BOISE — The agency responsible for safeguarding Idaho's environment needs money to clean up toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine near one of the world's top ski destinations, its director said Friday.
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that additional money is needed as the agency takes over for the federal government in regulating pollution that gets into waterways.
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