Obama’s Toxic Environmental Pollution Agency

By Michelle Malkin

Animas River
Kayakers Dan Steaves, Eric Parker and David Farkas found themselves in the Animas River north of Durango, Colorado on Thursday, the same day an EPA team allowed contaminated mine waste from the Gold King Mine above Silverton to spill into the river. Photo Jerry McBride/Durango Herald. Used with permission. For excellent local coverage of the Gold King Mine spill, img: The Durango Herald here.
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

Los Angeles, CA – -(Ammoland.com)- Here in my adopted home state of Colorado, orange is the new Animas River thanks to the blithering idiots working under President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.

It's just the latest man-caused disaster from an out-of-control bureaucracy whose primary mission is not the Earth's preservation, but self-preservation.

As always, the government cover-up compounds the crime — which is why the agency's promise this week to investigate itself has residents across the Rocky Mountains in stitches. Or tears.

After the EPA and officials and their contract workers accidentally spilled three million gallons of pent-up toxic sludge on August 5 2015 from a defunct mine in San Juan County that hadn't operated since 1923, EPA apparatchiks delayed notifying residents for more than 24 hours. They vastly underestimated the volume and spill rate of gunk. Then, while refusing to release data, EPA head Gina McCarthy flew to the glowing river to fecklessly declare that the water “seems to be restoring itself.”

The cleanup costs for the Colorado spill alone are estimated at $30 billion. Small farmers, ranchers and tourist-related businesses will be reeling for years to come — yet the EPA is simultaneously pushing forward with Draconian ozone regulations (based on cherry-picked junk science) (and a take-over of all U.S. Waters) that will punish the state's residents with no discernible health benefits.

If only Mother Nature could help wash away the institutionalized corruption that has been leaching from Obama's EPA headquarters since Day One:

Former EPA head Carol Browner
Former EPA head Carol Browner

—BP oil spill data doctoring. Former White House Director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy Carol Browner and the EPA suffered no consequences after they repeatedly lied and cooked the books in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. Browner, who pulled the puppet strings of then-EPA head Lisa Jackson, misled the public about the scope of the disaster by falsely claiming that 75 percent of the spill was “completely gone from the system.” Then she falsely claimed that the administration's initial report on the disaster was “peer-reviewed.”

The Interior Department inspector general also singled out Browner for misrepresenting the White House's blue-ribbon science panel, which opposed a six-month drilling moratorium, and exposed how she butchered their conclusions to justify the administration's preordained policy agenda.

Browner, an inveterate left-wing crony lobbyist/activist, left office without so much as a wrist slap. Brazen data doctoring and destruction are her fortes. As EPA head during the Clinton administration in the 1990s, she was held in contempt by a federal judge after ordering a staffer to purge and delete her computer files.

Browner had sought to evade a public disclosure lawsuit by conservative lawyer and author Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation.

Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson aka “Richard Windsor”

—Email evasion and transparency trouncing. While Browner was doing her dirty work as Obama's unaccountable eco-czar, Lisa Jackson busied herself creating sock-puppet email personalities to circumvent public disclosure rules as the agency crafted radical climate-change policies in secret. She learned the tricks of the trade from Browner. Jackson admitted to using the pseudonym “Richard Windsor” on one of at least two separate secret government accounts. Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow Christopher Horner discovered the elaborate ruses in 2012. The agency had stonewalled Horner's FOIA requests on the use of alias accounts at the agency; CEI sued to force the administration to comply.

In December 2012, Jackson resigned amid multiple investigations. Not a wrist slap. Not a scratch. In March of this year, a federal judge blasted the agency for avoiding a separate FOIA request by Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation related to sock-puppet email accounts created by Jackson and others “who may have delayed the release dates for hot-button environmental regulations until after the Nov. 6, 2012, presidential election.”

Apple Computer hired Jackson in 2013 (and all of her multiple personalities). Two months ago, the company proudly announced that it was promoting Jackson to “vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives” and head of the company's “global government affairs and public policy teams.”

—Enabling sex predators and porn addicts. Last month, the EPA inspector general finally testified on Capitol Hill about the agency's chronic mismanagement of alleged sexual perverts on the payroll. One employee “engaged in offensive and inappropriate behavior toward at least 16 women, most of whom were EPA co-workers,” the IG reported. Supervisors “were made aware of many of these actions and yet did nothing.”

Well, not exactly “nothing.” The employee was actually promoted to assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Homeland Security — a position he used to harass six more women.

Two other EPA workers were caught binging on porn during work hours; one was observed getting his X-rated fix by a minor who was at the office during Bring Your Child To Work Day. EPA allowed one perv to retire with full benefits; the other is still on leave collecting a $120,000 yearly salary.

Double standards. Data destruction. Imposition of radical job-killing regulations. Law-breaking with impunity. Only in Washington does a rogue government agency with an $8 billion budget get away with such serial incompetence and criminality in the name of the “public good.”

Protecting the environment has become a full employment racket for green crooks and cronies.

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild”. Her e-mail address is [email protected]

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Letta Mego
Letta Mego
4 years ago

Obama bows low to his corporation cronies. When faced with decisions where to murder millions of Americans with chronic diseases caused by pollutants, such as cancer, or to lower the profits of corporation by clean production…. 0bama chooses to murder rather than have his cronies give up any profits. Sometimes he asks them to voluntarily stop the mass murders…. 0bama is such a clown.

justtryit
justtryit
4 years ago

Maybe the people who voted this “under-cover terrorist” into our nation’s capital, could be mustered together to clean up and/or make amends to the land owners of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and possibly even Arizona, Nevada, and California! You may not see it, but the effects from that “pre-conceived accidental spill” will eventually reach each and every one of these states.

mikrat
mikrat
4 years ago

“…the blithering idiots working under President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency.”

They have been here Long before BoBo.

The Government has long outlived its usefulness – Time to Abolish it.

Bandit
Bandit
4 years ago

The epa needs to be shut down over this spill, they tried to claim that it was nothing to be worried about, but all that toxic sludge and the chemicals that they dumped into the river, if this had been any other organization they would be getting heavy fines slapped against them, well I think that because of this spill that the epa directly caused they should not only be made to pay for the cleanup of the river nut the ones that caused the spill should be fired and jailed for ECO-TERRORISM. This spill is going to hurt how… Read more »

Dr Dave
Dr Dave
4 years ago
Reply to  Bandit

So do you really want the EPA to pay the bill and not the contractor? Do you realize WE are the EPA not some “other entity” the EPA is us the US tax payer. I surely don’t want to belly up $30B to clean up what some idiot contractor and it’s moronic engineering firm thought was OK. If that much was pumped into the river it had to take hours if not days so no one with a license in engineering and actual liability insurance was in charge? Lets face it the EPA does nothing it contracts out it nonsensical… Read more »