Remember a month ago when the EPA purposely dumped almost four million gallons of toxic waste into Colorado's Animas River? Remember when local miners accused the EPA of doing so in order to ram through a scheme to take over the entire three-State region in order to turn it into a massive SuperFund site? Turns out EPA's ambitions are even more corruptly over the top than even that:
The focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states shifts to Congress this week as lawmakers kick off a series of hearings into how the U.S. Environmental P[ollu]tion Agency "accidentally" unleashed the deluge of poisoned water.
Republican committee leaders in the House and Senate said EPA officials were frustrating their attempts to investigate the spill by withholding documents that could explain what went wrong when a cleanup team doing excavation work triggered the release of 3.8 million gallons of rust-colored sludge from the inactive Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
Mining industry critics and some Democrats have their own agenda: They want to use the August 5th "accident" as leverage for proposals to make companies pay for the cleanup of thousands of abandoned mines across the U.S. [emphasis added]
Even though those companies have caused no spills or other "environmental damage" and haven't done anything wrong. In fact, the nature of this particular problem makes EPA's pushed "cure" worse than the "disease":
Depending what part of the country you are in, smashing your way through the water table involves your shaft taking on water sooner or later and you have to deal with that as part of the exploratory process. But what do you do about it later? Even if you could somehow safely drain these gold and silver mines of all their water, capping them solves nothing. It’s not just rain water filling them up… they flood through underground seepage. And if you don’t mess with them too much like the EPA did the water generally stays there. [emphasis added]
EPA, in short, created the massive "accident" they weren't finding on their own and are intent on framing the owners of Gold King Mine for it as well as the operators of the entire mining industry for no other rhyme, reason, or purpose than to shut it down. Permanently.
I'll say it again, even louder: ENVIRONMENTALISM, EPA, AND THE ENTIRE OBAMA REGIME IS A CRIMINAL RACKET THAT DESERVES TO BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW AND BEYOND.
It's a crying shame that We the People voted away any and all power to make that happen, isn't it?