INSANE! The EPA Just Triggered Another Waste Spill In Colorado

INSANE! The EPA Just Triggered Another Waste Spill In Colorado

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proving itself to be the Environmental Destroying Agency.

Not long ago, the EPA destroyed a river through no one’s fault but their own. And now, this just happened:

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An Environmental Protection Agency crew working at the Standard Mine above Crested Butte triggered a wastewater spill into a creek that flows into the town water supply — a small-scale repeat of the Gold King incident this year.

Only an estimated 2,000 gallons spilled Tuesday, amid efforts to open a collapsed portal. The impact on town water is expected to be minimal.

Critics pounced.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said the spill — while not a disaster like the EPA-triggered 3 million-gallon Gold King deluge that turned the Animas River mustard-yellow — raises questions about EPA procedures.

“They told us things were going to be different. Now we have a spill. … We’ve apparently got a real challenge with the EPA, not only with notification but their accountability and their ability to adequately execute these types of cleanup projects,” Tipton said. “They’ve got resources. They’re the ones in charge of the program. And they’ve had two spills in my district alone. Is there a better way to approach this?”

When will taxpayers stand up against a government agency using their money to actually destroy lakes and rivers?

This ought to be something that the GOP tackles fiercely in the 2016 presidential race. Let’s see how Hillary Clinton defends this.

John Binder

John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for TheHayride.com and a news blogger for ProgressivesToday.com.

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