8/13/2015 1 Comment
DENVER (August 13, 2015) – In a press availability yesterday regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxic spill into Colorado’s Animas river, Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) essentially admitted her agency has no reason for existing.
Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Springs Gazette peppered Ms. McCarthy with questions about the agency’s lack of responsiveness to various stakeholders, to which McCarthy replied although she was heartbroken about the agency’s massive toxic breach, the water was restoring itself to safe levels.
The full video of the press conference is available courtesy of the Durango Herald, where McCarthy says:
“The very good news is that the data so far is showing that water quality does restore itself to prior conditions.” (6:40)
“The good news is that it seems to be restoring itself” (7:49)
McCarthy declined to meet with community members or visit the mine during her trip and instead met with political leaders and made a brief statement to the press.
Read the rest of the article at the above link!