Idaho environmental official seeks money for mine pollution

From the Idaho State Journal. 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top environmental official says his agency needs money for continued cleanup efforts of toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world’s top ski destinations.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets on Friday also told the Legislature’s budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee additional money is needed as the agency takes over regulating pollution discharge into waterways from the federal government.