DOJ refuses to prosecute EPA in Animas River disaster

Posted by on October 15, 2016 7:00 am
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We all remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, where 5 million gallons of oil were spewed and 11 workers were killed. Obama and former cabinet member Eric Holder couldn’t wait to file criminal and/or civil charges against BP before all the evidence was in.

Now we had another national disaster: this one on August 5 of 2015, which was caused by one of Obama’s cabinet members: Gina McCarthy who heads EPA. She had a crew which accidentally breeched a wall in an abandoned mine in Colorado, spilling over 3 million gallons of contaminated water into several rivers. The crew was supposed to be at the Gold King mine to clean it up, NOT to release 80 miles of toxic sludge.

Well if the DOJ wouldn’t prosecute Hillary Clinton for her unauthorized server, did we really think they would do so to the EPA? Now that of course, is a rhetorical question.

The EPA inspector announced Wednesday (October 12) that it found evidence an unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements. But spokesman Jeff Ladga said the Justice Department will not pursue the case. Instead, the case will be sent to the agency’s leaders.

Three prominent House Republicans, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) who heads the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) of the House Oversight Committee, and oversight subcommittee chairwoman Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY); sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

“By not taking up the case, the Department of Justice looks like it is going easy on its colleagues in EPA,” [sic] “Its lack of action on these charges give the appearance of hypocrisy, and seem to indicate that there is one set of rules for private citizens and another for the federal government.”

They are requesting a meeting with Lynch by October 26 as to why she has declined to prosecute. The Associated Press had announced after the spill the EPA knew of the catastrophic potential they may be causing but plowed ahead any how. And last month according to an ABC report the EPA designated the Gold King Mine as a “Superfund” site.

According to Wiki:

Superfund sites are polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.

Ironically, the EPA caused this one and refuses to take responsibility for its recklessness. And of course the taxpayers will be footing the bill.

I wouldn’t hold your breath Lynch will change her mind.

8 responses to DOJ refuses to prosecute EPA in Animas River disaster

  1. vassarbushmills October 15th, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Proof once again that we already live inside a regime, a criminal regime, since, like IRS, VA, DOJ, Hillary, some criminals are protected, and will be until we drive them from town and bring in a new sheriff. We need to get people bust now, building scaffolds, and others checking laws of extradition, so that the only safe havens they can run to will be Zimbabwe or Yemen.

  2. sb October 15th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    “looks like”, “gives the appearance of”, and “seem to indicate”?! Like there is any possibility this isn’t precisely the case? I hold Congress just as responsible for not taking a definitive action and putting their foot down and doing something about it other than a wishy washy letter! Just like everything else Congress doesn’t do something about.

    • LadyImpactOhio October 16th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Hello SB, nice to meet you.

      I write mostly about energy, the EPA, Interior. The easiest thing for a Congress Critter to do is write a letter. In that they are prolific. Actions are another story.

      When Salazar was held in contempt twice, did we see him go to jail? No. Is Lois Lerner in jail? No. Is Koskinen? No. All talk, no action. Yes, as Vassar says we need a new sheriff in town.

    • bobmontgomery October 17th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Boom! The idiots in Congress sit around and let the EPA redefine what pollution is. Then when the EPA itself actually CAUSES pollution “Oh, well. Nothing we can do.”
      Abolish the EPA. Now.

  3. bobmontgomery October 17th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    But they’ll go after D’nesh D’Souza won’t they? If Hillary wins, they’ll go after Citizens United, Hobby Lobby, Liberty University and a whole bunch more.

    And Mitch McConnell just sits around with that shit-eating grin on his face.

  4. nessa November 1st, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    It never amazes me how a bunch of scumbags working for the government can say, “Oh, we didn’t mean to do that, it’s not my fault” and everything is okie-dokie. The Flint Michigan bullshit for example, all we heard was its not my fault, its not my fault, a couple low-level sewer crawlers were fired and everything is all better. Or Hillary, she makes it sound like the classification of government correspondence is just too complicated for her or anyone to understand. Lying sons-of-bitches, every damn one. We need to bring back a healthy hatred of government employees, once again it should be recognized that a govt job is the job of last resort for misfits, malcontents and ne’er-do-wells. Then pay them and treat them accordingly.

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