N.M. governor bashes EPA for flooding Animas River with orange toxic wastewater

by Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times  |  published on August 10, 2015

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez blasted the EPA for accidentally flooding the Animas River with toxic orange wastewater, calling on the agency to hold itself to the same standard for the disaster as it would a private entity.

“Imagine what would happen if a private company caused this waste spill,” the Republican governor said in a Friday statement.

  • Frith

    The TRUE costs of mineral extraction are these kinds of incidents. Mining companies leave a mess that is a public health menance and costsly to clean up. Before any mines are allowed– mining companies have to post a HUGE BOND. HUGE. That is the only way to hold them accountable. The EPA may have accidently pulled the plug, but the real culprits are the mining companies.

  • VirgoVince

    So…WHY has the leak NOT been stopped by now??
    Block it anyway you can, but STOP it!!

  • EPA – Enormously Pathetic A-Holes! Defund and put these asswipes in the unemployment line!

  • gavinwca

    What would the EPA do if the mineing company, had accidentally released this waste water. The EPA fascist would try and destroy mining all to gather! Wait they are already doing that and will use their own deliberate, polluting, so called accident, to forward their destruction of mining.

  • reagangs

    The enviro-mental whacko EPA bureaucrats along with Obummer and his minions have advanced the radical liberal, progressive, communist UN Agenda 21 another step toward their new world order. They have embraced Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto completely. Their mantra has mirrored the Manifestos ideology. It’s time to quit being “mister nice guy” and start taking some blood. These fanatics have seen their last days as top dawg. Hey!!! America, it’s time to take out the radical liberal, progressive, commie trash and set America back on its pre 1960 coarse. Before the Marxist led radical hippy movement started.

    • I Seigel

      Did you write this in 2009 and just copy and paste it? Because there’s nothing new here. Just the same old tired rants that you’ve recycled for the past 6 years.

      Why don’t you save us some reading time and this website bandwidth to store this nonsense, and just write “Obummer rant #37” and we’ll know what you mean.

      • Gnowark

        Yeah! (Obamao rant # 67,459) Yes he’s up to that number of mistakes, lies, inaccuracies, & errors in only 6 years, only almost 30 / day, but I’m being Conservative!)

        • I Seigel

          I don’t think you understood my point.

      • KentS

        966 comments • 2250 votes

        I Seigel
        just a kid from Brooklyn
        1930 comments • 1141 votes

        I Snivel is wasting the bandwidth, not reagangs.

        • I Seigel

          You’re still on THAT kick? What an ignorant comment, and how revealing that you’re so insecure.

          • KentS

            The truth is neither ignorant nor a kick; reagangs resonates to more people than you in these forums (the numbers don’t lie), and you snivel continuously.

          • I Seigel

            Kent, my small-minded, insecure, shallow, pandering friend,

            You’re comment here shows why a candidate like Trump is all the rage now – he gives a vocal minority everything they want, gets lots of ratings points and kudos and high poll numbers, but hasn’t given us ANY ideas for solutions and has no chance of winning in a general election.

            If you judge how meaningful a person is by how many “likes” they have on the Facebook page, then you are one pathetic little person.

            I’m sure if you put an episode of Girls Gone Wild opposite a C-SPAN discussion, the GGW program would get much higher viewership from frequenters of this forum. I don’t think that makes C-SPAN less important or less meaningful. It just means that C-SPAN doesn’t feel the need to pander to people like you.

            And I care how many “likes” I have here just as much as C-SPAN does.

          • KentS

            Unlike you, I’ve got a life as well…Bu Bye crybaby Snivel.

          • I Seigel

            That sounds like the same reply you gave me a few days ago. VERY original! Bye!

          • KentS

            Doesn’t have to be as long as it works.

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