Gold King Mine 5 Years Later

“The notorious, devastating accident turned Cement Creek and the Animas, San Juan and Colorado Rivers yellow all the way from Colorado through New Mexico and Utah and into Lake Powell. The settlement is good news. Yet those whose memories of are faulty at best may not realize that the EPA is still in the throes of a consolidated lawsuit filed by the State of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and a group of 295 Navajo farmers and ranchers (and 16 other individuals) who were harmed by the spill.”

Read an update on this environmental disaster caused and then mismanaged by the EPA.  And, like all government failures, the EPA hides behind its ability to stall, deflect, and stall some more.  Then, when they have to pay, its the taxpayer who pays.

Updated: September 8, 2020 — 6:54 am