Saturday, July 23, 2016

Reason #377 to get rid of the EPA,

and flog some of the brass on their way out:
“Mainstem Mineral Creek … and mainstem Cement Creek may not have supported viable fish … communities before large-scale mining activities started in the 19th century due to naturally high levels of metals and low pH levels in their surface waters,” the report said. “This represents a serious uncertainty, which would have to be considered as part of any future risk management decision-making.”

Yet EPA officials still claim acid mine waste killed Cement Creek’s fish and that reversing such pollution requires a Superfund designation, which would make more funding available for the agency and give it more legal power over private activities in the region.
The treatment plant’s closure stemmed from a court agreement between mine owner Sunnyside Gold Corporation and Colorado. The settlement also required Sunnyside to plug the American Tunnel, which ultimately increased pressure and leakages at other nearby mines, including Gold King.
That pressure increase was a major factor that caused the EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout, which led the nearby community to reverse their opposition to the Superfund designation.
Which was, in the long run, probably exactly what they wanted.  Who cares about contaminating a water source when it gives more control over people in the region?

The EPA did not respond to TheDCNF’s multiple requests for comment for this story.
Gee, I wonder why.

Did Elijah Cummings Commit a Felony in IRS Scandal? Looks Like It
Would it surprise anyone?  Same bastard who did everything he could, including yelling "RACISM!", to shield ATF and Holder in the Fast & Furious mess, and who has otherwise thrown his credibility in the toilet.

From a few years back; considering all the "We cannot figure out why he did this!" from officials in the terrorist attacks in Europe and here, still timely.
So, if a blonde blue-eyed Aryan Scandinavian kills dozens of other blonde blue-eyed Aryan Scandinavians, that’s now an “Islamophobic” mass murder? As far as we know, not a single Muslim was among the victims. Islamophobia seems an eccentric perspective to apply to this atrocity, and comes close to making the actual dead mere bit players in their own murder.

I'd love to go to the outdoor range for some more load testing, but right now it's damn hot & humid, and that roof that keeps the sun off the line radiates heat like the top of an oven, so it'll be a few days before that happens. 

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