Oh wait, the EPA did this. Investors Business Daily reported: "EPA Pollutes River, Fails To Notify New Mexico."
For ordinary citizens, this would be go too jail stuff. But the bureaucracy goes rolling along.
Imagine if a business dumped a million gallons of mine waste into Animas River in Colorado, turning it into what looked like Tang, forcing the sheriff's office to close the river to recreational users, and prompting the EPA to warn farmers to shut off water intakes along the river.
Oh, and imagine that the business also failed to warn officials in downstream New Mexico about the spill.
Such a calamity would probably lead the nightly news, with calls from environmentalists and the EPA for investigations, fines, lawsuits, and tougher pollution controls.
Except in this case it's the EPA itself that is to blame.
Ironically, the EPA was investigating pollution from the long-ago abandoned Gold King Mine, which is located about 80 miles north of New Mexico. The EPA was apparently trying to clean up the waste water, but instead managed to burst a plug holding it in, thereby releasing slug that contained zinc, iron, copper and other heavy metals.
But the EPA was being rather vague about what was actually in the discharge, saying it contained "sediment and minerals flowing as an orange-colored discharge."West Virginians know from experience that this damage will take years to clean up. Instead of more power, we need to rein these fools in. The Democratic Party's EPA wants to take control of every puddle and stream in America.
Lord, please stop these madmen before they poison us.