Sunday, October 11, 2015

Y'know, if the EPA wasn't spending time and money on being all tactical,

The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.

Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.
then maybe they wouldn't be screwing up on this level in other ways:
An Environmental Protection Agency crew working at the Standard Mine above Crested Butte triggered a wastewater spill into a creek that flows into the town water supply — a small-scale repeat of the Gold King incident this year.

Only an estimated 2,000 gallons spilled Tuesday, amid efforts to open a collapsed portal.

EPA officials on Wednesday, responding to Denver Post queries about the mine, didn’t reveal the spill. On Thursday afternoon, the agency issued a prepared statement saying that, based on neutral acidity and creek flow levels, Crested Butte didn’t close its water intakes.

“Subsequent investigation found no visible plume or signs of significant impacts in downstream locations,” the EPA said.
Translation: "Don't worry, we investigated ourselves again and once again determined all is well."

So: the EPA is spending bleeploads of other peoples money so they can have their own Super-Tactical SWAT Team, like the Department of Education and others with equally zero damned need for such, while they screw with individuals and businesses, contaminate rivers and God knows what all else, and declare themselves innocent of any wrongdoing.

You wanted another reason to get rid of all these bastards, either one of these would do.

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