EPA spill benefits Obama’s war against American energy
Before the EPA polluted the Animas River, a retired geologist revealed the agency was likely looking for an excuse to build a multi-million dollar water treatment plant in nearby Silverton, Colo.
The geologist, Dave Taylor, wrote a July 30 editorial that predicted the EPA’s plugging plan, which ultimately led to the Aug. 6 spill, would fail and the agency would likely use the failure to seek “superfunding.”
“The ‘grand experiment’ in my opinion will fail,” he wrote. “And guess what [EPA representative] Mr. Hestmark will say then? ‘Gee, Plan A didn’t work so I guess we will have to build a treatment plant at a cost to taxpayers of $100 million to $500 million…’”