The EPA may have momentarily forgotten what the “P” in their name stands for.
Normally, we’re afforded the luxury of attacking government programs by reminding our liberal friends that intentions are not results. For instance, the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”) may have “affordable” and “care” in its name, but there’s not a single reason to believe that it’ll make health care a dime more affordable. In the case of the EPA’s latest screw-up, it’s not even remotely a case of good intentions gone awry, but rather an act of overwhelming incompetence.
During a Colorado mine cleanup, the EPA ironically found themselves causing an environmental disaster while trying to fix another. To quote from USA Today:
The disaster happened as the EPA began work to pump wastewater out the leaking mine, which first opened in 1887, and treat it in containment ponds. After an EPA-supervised crew excavated the entrance of the mine, a small trickle of dirty water quickly became a wall of acidic sludge that poured out for an hour into a nearby creek that empties into the Animas.
The liberal pundit Chris Hedges once remarked that “we now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.” The end of his remark could be more appropriately amended to “and our environmental protection agency destroys the environment.”
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