EPA Admits It Ignored 'Challenging And Costly' Safety Measures, Then Concludes Mine Spill 'Likely Inevitable'

Daily Caller News Foundation | Rachel Stoltzfoos
Three settling ponds are used at Cement Creek, which was flooded with millions of gallons of mining wastewater, on August 11, 2015 in Silverton, Colorado. The Environmental Protection Agency uses settling ponds to reduce the acidity of mining wastewater so that it carries fewer heavy metals. (Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Would a corporation have gotten the same measure?

Patients Sue Colorado After Board Of Health Rejects Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Daily Caller News Foundation | Jonah Bennett
American soldier

‘The board in effect established a standard that was impossible to meet’

EPA Chief Plans Japan Trip As Congress Demands She Answer For The Toxic Mine Spill

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Environment Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy gestures as she speaks during the Tsinghua Environmental Forum in Beijing

‘The EPA should be held to the highest standard’

Did EPA Give Navajo Nation Tainted Water?

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
PHOTO: The Animas River flows through the center of Durango, Colo. on Aug. 7, 2015.
Source:  Brian Lewis/The Denver Post/Getty Images

‘We don’t trust the EPA’

Enviros Use 21 Children To Sue Obama Over Global Warming

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Members of children's choir "Superar" practise the songs that will be performed during the Pope's visit to Sarajevo at their music school in Srebrenica

‘Sophie’s health was adversely impacted for the first time by pollen allergies’

Ben Carson On EPA Mine Spill: Don't Drink The Water

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Ben Carson

Carson called the EPA ‘a bunch of bureaucrats who don’t know a bunch of anything’

EPA's Toxic Mine Spill Could Cost Taxpayers $28 Billion To Clean Up

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

The Gold King Mine spill could take decades to fully clean up

Gov't Watchdog To Investigate EPA's Massive Toxic Waste Spill

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
animas_river

‘The EPA should be held to the same benchmark that applies to those it regulates’

VA Forces 72-Year-Old Artist To Paint Over Confederate Flag In His Civil War Mural

Daily Caller News Foundation | Jonah Bennett
Confederate Flag

‘I’m going to paint what they want painted because we’re living in a political environment’

CO Gov. Drinks Water From Contaminated River To Show It's Totally Fine

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Colorado Candidates Participate In Forum On Energy Economy

‘Am I willing to go out there and demonstrate that we’re back to normal?’

EPA Contractor Behind CO Mine Spill Got $381 Million From Taxpayers

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch

They got $364 million from the EPA alone

EPA Withholding Mine Spill Info From State Attorneys General

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
EPA Administrator McCarthy speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Policy Conference  in Washington

The EPA won’t name the contractor that ACTUALLY caused the spill

Navajos: EPA Is Trying To Screw Us Out Of Money On Toxic Mine Spill

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Russell Begaye, the next president of the Navajo Nation. Photo from Facebook, also featured on Indianz.com

‘The federal government is asking our people to waive their future rights’

Congressmen: EPA Must Answer For Spilling Toxic Waste

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Yellow mine waste water is seen near the  Gold King Mine in San Juan County, Colorado

‘In this case, it will be the taxpayers who foot the bill’

Will EPA Fire Contractors That Caused The Toxic Mine Waste Spill?

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
PHOTO: The Animas River flows through the center of Durango, Colo. on Aug. 7, 2015.
Source:  Brian Lewis/The Denver Post/Getty Images

‘This is a tragic and unfortunate incident, and EPA is taking responsibility to ensure that it is cleaned up’

FBI: Middle Eastern Males Intimidating Military Families In Colorado And Wyoming At Their Homes

Daily Caller News Foundation | Jonah Bennett
FBI

‘The family members have reported feeling scared’

Congress Investigates EPA's Toxic Wastewater Spill

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

‘It has been five days since the spill and the EPA has failed to answer important questions’

ESCAPED DEATH: Man Behind Aurora Colorado Movie Massacre Sentenced To Life

Daily Caller News Foundation | Casey Harper
James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

Justice?

Jury Rules Death Penalty Should Be An Option For Colorado Movie Theater Shooter

Daily Caller News Foundation | Casey Harper
James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

It’s still on the table

Huge Win For School Vouchers In North Carolina

Daily Caller News Foundation | Blake Neff
short school bus Creative Commons/Infrogmation of New Orleans

$4,200 scholarships to private, religious schools are okay, court says