A writer predicted a “Superfund blitzkrieg” a week before the EPA ‘accidentally’ dumped massive amounts of contaminants into the Animas river in Colorado.
As Joe Newby reports in Examiner.com, “On Wednesday, Mark Esper, Editor and Publisher of the Silverton Standard and Miner, confirmed that a letter to the editor addressing what was published.“
Geologist Dave Taylor wrote to the Silverton Standard that the EPA was setting the area up for a Superfund blitzkrie, via a major spill, a full week before the accident:
So let’s get this straight. The EPA, that would be Environmental PROTECTION Agency, the agency that is supposed to be the EXPERTS on telling everyone else how to PROTECT the environment, pushes for 25 years to apply its Superfund program to the Gold King mine and take control of the area.
Then, it ‘accidentally’ misjudged pressure in gold mine before the spill. (Basically a rather simple calculation to a good mathematician.)
I am no conspiracy theorist. But this smells.
To make it worse, an article written by Ellen Knickmeyer and Ivan Moreno at ABC News on August 11th, has been removed from the news site. It was the article that reported that the EPA has been pushing for a quarter of a century to take over the mine on the federal level.
Now it’s is still available thanks to Wayback: http://web.archive.org/web/20150824161245/http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/officials-downstream-colorado-mine-spill-demand-answers-33005658.
I have asked the writers via Twitter as to why the seemingly innocent story was removed days after it was published and was linked to stories by Jim Hoft in the Gateway Pundit and Joe Newby in Examiner.com. Both stories question whether the EPA purposely caused the spill.
— scott osborn (@RBJazzy) August 26, 2015
The Federal Government cannot micromanage. There was a real good reason that the 10th Amendment was placed in the Constitution. Whether it was an accident or nefarious. The spill in Colorado shows again that the giant federal bureaucracy is inept.
From taking water from farmers to give to a bait fish in California, to making unwarranted regulations that destroy jobs and the economy, the EPA always seems to create more problems than it solves. Again…the Federal Government cannot micromanage!
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said it as clear as it comes, “The EPA is supposed to help prevent environmental catastrophes, not cause them. But, sadly, President Obama’s EPA has been too busy threatening American jobs with radical regulations instead of focusing on what should be their core mission.”
See why “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” Also note USA Reporter Trevor Hughes says that the Fed’s will not let anyone go up to the base of the mine…curious…