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EPA’s McCarthy: Don’t Debate Climate Change Any Longer

But first, there is news from the Colorado mine ‘spill.’ Which for some odd reason isn’t getting the kind of coverage that the BP oil spill got in 2010. Even though it could be affecting the drinking water in six states.

From the Associated Press:

Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

By Susan Montoya Bryan and Ellen Knickmeyer | August 11, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — … EPA workers accidentally unleashed an estimated 3 million gallons of orange-yellow waste, including high concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals, while inspecting the long-abandoned Gold King mine near Silverton, Colorado, on Aug. 5.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday in Washington, D.C., that she takes full responsibility for the spill, which she said "pains me to no end." She said the agency is working around the clock to assess the environmental impact…

So far, the Bureau of Reclamation has no plans to slow flows on the lower Colorado River, below Lake Powell, where the water is a vital resource for parts of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Chris Watt, a bureau spokesman in Salt Lake City, said his agency is testing the water at the request of the EPA, and can’t discuss the impact without learning the results…

How long does it take to test water? But what the heck. Arsenic in your drinking water is nothing compared to the dangers of man-made global warming. (See below.)

None of this has eased concerns or quelled anger among people in the arid Southwest who depend on this water for their survival. The Navajos, whose nation covers parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona, shut down water intake systems and stopped diverting water from the San Juan River.

Frustrated tribal council members echoed state officials, insisting that the federal government pay for its mistakes. "At this point, how long are we going to continue to truck in water? Who’s going to pick up the tab? Are we going to hold these people accountable? I want answers from the EPA, but they’re nowhere to be found," said David Filfred, a Navajo Nation council delegate.

Well, given that a protected minority has been ‘impacted’ there might actually be some reparations.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert expressed disappointment with the EPA’s initial handling of the spill, but said the state has no plans for legal action. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, however, said she would not take anything off the table and that the EPA should be held to the same standards as industry…

That is exactly the kind of crazy talk you would expect from two Republicans.

Meanwhile, speaking of Ms. McCarthy, there is this from Breitbart:

EPA’s Gina McCarthy: ‘Don’t Debate Climate Change Any Longer’

By Pam Key | August 11, 2015

Tuesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy declared being past any “further discussion or debate” on the causes of climate change. McCarthy said, “Climate change is one of the most important issues we face. It is a global challenge. In many ways it is very personal to all of us because it affects everything and everyone we know and love. It affects our kids, our communities, even our ability to earn a decent living. By now we know that climate change is driven in large part by carbon pollution and it leads to more extreme heat, cold, storms, fires and floods…

[T]he bottom line is, no matter who you are, where you live or what you care about, climate change is affecting you and your family today. We are way past any further discussion or debate. Scientists are as sure that humans are causing climate change as they are that cigarette smoke causes lung cancer. Unless you want to debate that point, don’t debate climate change any longer because it is our moral responsibility to act. That responsibility, right now, is crystal clear.”

This is the new form of McCarthy-ism. Charlie McCarthy-ism. Our government officials simply move their lips and out spews the left’s radical environmental agenda. And we never even see the lefts’ lips moving.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

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