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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Navajo Nation Goes To War With EPA, Files Negligence Lawsuit Over Toxic Animas River Spill

Matt Vespa

Navajo Nation Goes To War With EPA, Files Negligence Lawsuit Over Toxic Animas River Spill

Image result for animas river photos. . . "As a result, arsenic and lead levels rose to 300 and 3,500 times normal levels respectively in the water. It turned the water orange. The initial estimate to clean up the spill was between $338 million to $27 billion. The Navajo Nation, which used the Animus River for their crops and livestock, were furious over the inaction the government took after the spill. President of the Navajo Nation Russell Begaye described Democratic reactions to the spill as lackluster, noting that he felt “they’ve just walked away,” despite the group being solid supporters of the party. Now, they’re filing a lawsuit, promising to hold the EPA’s “feet to the fire” (via CBS Denver):" . . .


Matt VespaMatt Vespa is the Associate Editor at Townhall.com. He previously worked for CNSNews.com and was the recipient of Americans for Prosperity Foundation's 2013 Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting.

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