The Environmental Protection Agency Polluted the Animas River
Have you heard about the millions of gallons of contaminated sludge that was released from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River in Colorado? No? The environmental hazard has not received any attention from the mainstream media because the responsible party is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA was in Colorado investigating the long ago abandoned Gold King Mine for possible pollution when the incompetent bureaucrats, is there any other kind, released 3 million (the number changes daily as the truth trickles out) gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River. This type of act would have resulted in wall-to-wall coverage by the mainstream media, if the responsible party was a private entity, but it is not a story because the Obama administration is responsible. The EPA polluted the Animas River and the mainstream media is complicit in the EPA’s cover up of the tragic blunder.
The toxic sludge turned the Animas River orange. The Investor’s Business Daily reported that the EPA denied that the sludge was polluted. The EPA originally claimed that the sludge was “sediment and minerals flowing as an orange-colored discharge.” After officials in Colorado started asking questions about the sludge, EPA officials finally confessed that the sludge is made up of zinc, iron, copper, and other heavy metals. The EPA also failed to alert New Mexico that the river that runs through New Mexico would be delivering toxic waste into the state. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said it wasn’t aware of the EPA’s malfeasance until a local news station ran a story.
The EPA is doing an outstanding job! Your tax dollars are being put to good use.