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Small Town Struggles with Mine Owner Clean Water

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Somerset Water District board member Debbie Pennington and board president John Mlakar.

Residents of a tiny, unincorporated, coal town on Colorado’s Western Slope are pitted against billionaire mine owner Bill Koch in a fight for clean drinking water. But this David vs. Goliath story isn't as simple as it sounds.


Mark Duggan provided online production of this story for KSUT.

KSUT is part of a new collaboration reporting on the impacts of fossil fuels. The project is coordinated with the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition.


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