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There is also demonstrated collusion between EPA employees and outside environmental interests. FOIA requests and legal depositions have revealed a pattern of illicit email trails and phone calls between EPA officials and radical environmental groups.
Based on the facts confirming EPA’s direct responsibility for the spill and the widespread damage it has caused to the environment and people of the surrounding communities, Barrasso and McCain urge Attorney General Lynch to conduct an independent investigation.
Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Heraldreported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday meeting of the county’s board of commissioners.
There are numerous contradictions in the EPA’s explanation of how and why it intentionally breached Colorado’s Gold King Mine, releasing 880,000 pounds of dangerous metals and mining waste into drinking water for three states and the Navajo Nation.
The EPA pushed forward, ignoring feedback from residents. A local geologist wrote a letter to the editor just days before the mine spill, warning the agency’s “grand experiment” would fail and the river would be contaminated.
Share the love!TwitterFacebookTumblrGoogle+LinkedinPinterestemailPrintAugust 13, 2015 Exposing the environmental extremist bureaucrat with a slight-British accent Jared Blumenfeld is the EPA Pacific Southwest Region 9 director heading up response efforts in New Mexico following the disastrous Gold King Mine blowout. This immense environmental catastrophe on southwestern Colorado’s Animas River, was caused last week by an EPA mine safety crew, and…