EPA: Don’t Worry, The River We Polluted Will Fix Itself

Jim Treacher | Blogger

When a corporation damages the environment, the government needs your money to fix it. When the government damages the environment, the government needs your money to not fix it.

Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News:

A river that turned a troubling shade of orange after toxic waste was accidentally released into it a week ago is “restoring itself,” the country’s top environmental official said Thursday.

Speaking at the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico, on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters that the water quality has returned to “pre-incident conditions” after toxic sludge from an abandoned gold mine upstream in southern Colorado flowed into it.

“The very good news is that we see that this river is restoring itself,” McCarthy said.

Oh.

So, if nature can restore itself after mankind screws it up… why do we need the Environmental Protection Agency?

This is why:

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

Follow the money.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

P.S.

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