Thursday, August 13, 2015
About that Environmental Disaster in Colorado
This is pretty bad and significantly extensive. Even so, the liberal media can't find time to report much about it...
At Townhall.com, Bob Barr writes about it in his post titled: “Animasgate” Highlights EPA Double Standard:
"The environmental disaster unfolding in Colorado is one of the worst since the 2010 'BP Oil Spill' in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it is the federal government -- more specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency – that is responsible for the mess. While poking around the old Gold King Mine in Colorado as part of a 'clean up program,' EPA crews broke through a retaining barrier. The breach released some three million gallons of heavy metal-laden water into the river, which flows into New Mexico and from there into the vast San Juan River Basin.
Compounding the problem of the spill itself is the EPA’s slowness in admitting to and detailing the scope of the disaster, including how much toxic sludge was actually released and the extent of the risk to citizens and lands downstream in both the short-term and, more importantly, the long-term hazards. Without a private sector company or citizen to blame, the EPA is loath to hold itself accountable, or to practice the transparency it so often demands of the private sector."