Lawmakers want reclamation bureau to oversee Leadville tunnel

R. SCOTT RAPPOLD
The [Colorado Springs] Gazette

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, held a conference call with reporters to announce legislation that would give responsibility for the tunnel to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. That agency runs the treatment plant at the tunnel’s mouth but has disputed that it is responsible for maintaining the tunnel or removing backed-up water.

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