Thursday, October 13, 2016

Feds decline to prosecute EPA worker over mine wastewater spill

DENVER – The U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has declined to prosecute an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a massive mine wastewater spill that fouled rivers in three states, federal investigators said Wednesday.

The EPA's Office of Inspector General disclosed that it had found evidence the unnamed employee may have violated the Clean Water Act and given false statements.

However, office spokesman Jeffrey Lagda says federal prosecutors declined to pursue the case. He says that in lieu of prosecution, the case will be sent to senior EPA management for review.



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Anonymous said...

You and I would never be able to afford all the fines from committing such a horrendous act.

Two sets of laws is right.

Anonymous said...

Tony Rodham Haiti mine

lmclain said...


The EPA has hounded people into bankruptcy for collecting RAINWATER. They have fined companies MILLIONS of dollars for fouling a STREAM.
They have used their power against "we, the people" in the most heavy-handed of ways.
Except when THEY break the law.

Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

This person will be transferred to another area, he will retire with full benefits and all will be forgotten.