Friday, August 21, 2015

UPDATE: Obama EPA Trying To Swindle Navajo in Animas River Poisoning


The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways.

Environmental Protection Agency officials were going door to door asking Navajos, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, Navajo President Russell Begaye told The Washington Times.

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday that the Gold King Mine discharged an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated water, three times the amount previously believed.

UPDATE:  EPA Threatened Mine Owner with FINES if he didn't allow EPA Access.  THEN they POISONED rivers!

Mr. Hennis said he opposed having the EPA investigate leakage from the inactive mine near Silverton, Colorado, because he had tangled with the agency in previous years over its work at another mine he owns in Leadville, Colorado.

“I said, ‘No, I don’t want you on my land out of fear that you will create additional pollution like you did in Leadville,’” Mr. Hennis told Colorado “They said, ‘If you don’t give us access within four days, we will fine you $35,000 a day.’”

The EPA has admitted that its agents accidentally unleashed the acidic flood, which has since contaminated the San Juan River in New Mexico and seeped into Lake Powell in Utah, albeit in very low concentrations.


Anonymous said...

How come the EPA gets a PASS on this DISASTER, yet BP was attacked with all guns blazing...

DO WHAT is right EPA...CLEAN up your pollution, save LIVES

White Buffalo said...

The reason they get a pass is because the republican lead congress is complacent. It is not within their interest. They support the big corporations who created the toxic waste in the first place.

O Pechanga said...

The Toxic waste was released by the Obama administrations, EPA. They were warned again just the week prior what could happen.

Luckily, no fish were killed, because we'd see pictures all over, like we saw with two or three birds in the BP spill.

Anonymous said...

OP....I'm on your side, but why do you have to call it Obamas EPA? Was Bushes EPA any different! When a new president takes over, it will be the same EPA....if you have a hard on for Obama, fine, but it's a federal agency. Blame them ?

Anonymous said...

What aout the mining companies that made the mess in the first place? Do they get any blame? Or is all just Obama's EPA fault?

Anonymous said...

Obama is out the damage to united States is irreparable
Stop defending a failure of A president