The EPA, which initially claimed it had spilled 1,000,000 gallons of waste into our rivers, has revised the number to 3x that amount. 3,000,000 gallons! But today we get good news. That same EPA says wildlife is not in danger… *whew* Thank goodness. Once again, the government has investigated the government and found that the government has done nothing wrong.
Imagine if a private company (whom they could fine) were responsible for this disaster.
The waste came from an abandoned mining operation and turned the entire river a disgusting shade of bright orange.
Dave Ostrander, the EPA’s regional director told reporters in a later statement that “It’s hard being on the other side of this.”
“We are very sorry for what happened. This is a huge tragedy. It’s hard being on the other side of this. Typically we respond to emergencies; we don’t cause them. … It’s something we sincerely regret,” he said.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, who is from the area where the spill occurred said the EPA must pay for their mistake.
“If a mining operator or other private business caused the spill to occur, the EPA would be all over them. The EPA admits fault and, as such, must be accountable and held to the same standard,”
The EPA is nothing but a tool of the establishment to maintain the status quo.