This article was originally posted on RealClearScience. It was also co-authored with Todd Myers.
EPA says it focuses on environmental protection. The Animas River disaster shows that it is more concerned with protecting itself.
The accidental spill of toxic wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River is an ironic case study: The very organization meant to protect Americans from environmental catastrophes was responsible for perpetrating it. How should the Environmental Protection Agency be held accountable?
Colorado, and the states downstream of the spill, should sue the EPA. But, instead of merely recovering the cost of environmental damage, the lawsuit should focus on taming the leviathan the EPA has become. Continue reading