Colorado officials dispute key claim of EPA mine report

Colorado officials dispute key claim of EPA mine report 

DENVER—A huge blow to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came today. According to the Associated Press, state officials in Colorado are disputing a key claim by federal agencies about the disastrous Animas River Spill. The famous toxic waste spill turned crystal-clear rivers an Easy Mac-orange.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation claims two state mining experts signed off on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup project that led to the toxic Aug. 5 Animas River spill.

Mike King, head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, says state experts neither approved nor disapproved the operation.

Advancing Colorado, a free market advocacy group and fierce critic of the “cult-like” EPA, believes this development shouldn’t shock anyone. Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood said:

“The EPA dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into our beautiful state’s water system, scared the living daylights out of Coloradans, hurt the surrounding states, gave the Navajo Nation oil-laden relief water in old fracking tanks, perpetuates myths and legends every single day, and has tried to regulate oil and gas out of business. The cult-like, dangerous EPA absolutely must be shut down to protect American lives, jobs and the economy.”

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