Thursday, September 8, 2016

Doubling Down on Stupid - EPA Sector

After causing an ecological disaster by an agency with 1,000+ lawyers but not one mining engineer, the EPA does this masterpiece.


Lots of press coverage when this happened. Followed by conspiracy theories as in deliberate so the EPA can take over the town of Silverton and environs.


Sorry, you need to scroll down to find the letter from Mr. Taylor.

Some good pictures in this link.


No question Colorado (and other states) is littered with old abandoned mines, some leaking toxic water. The EPA has a legitimate interest. What is happening is an agency, staffed with rabid anti-development tree huggers, is using this to advance their personal interests. 

Shocking, isn’t it? Doesn’t happen with the United States Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, does it?

Oops. My bad.

6 comments:

  1. EPA - Exceedingly Pathetic Ass-hats! Anything the feds do is ludicrous and a waste of money. The environmental stuff should be handled by the states for the most part. And the states should fine private industries out the ass and jail time for the owners/managers when the screw up. INHO

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    1. Can't disagree. In the case of these mines, most have been closed since the 1950's or earlier.

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  2. The EPA needs to be about 1/10 the size it is now, with no independent law-making ability.

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    1. Agree. None of these agencies have any law-making powers. They use rule making as an end around Congress who lets them get away with it.

      Had a shirt tail relative back in the day who was a federal auditor. Aft the meet and greet his first words were, "Let me see your enabling legislation". He wasn't too popular.

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  3. GRRRR... Agree with drjim... They need to be cut and ONLY have engineers...

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