SICK=> EPA Promises to Work With Navajo Leaders on Toxic Spill – Then Tries to Swindle Them #IndianLivesMatter
The EPA promised to work with tribal leaders – Then tries to swindle them.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 12, 2015
On Wednesday’s show conservative talker Mark Levin explained how the EPA was going around the Navajo Nation and attempting to pressure the Navajo Indians to sign a waiver so that they cannot file any future grievances against the government. The extent of the damage of this EPA-created catastrophe is still not clear.
Hat Tip Mara
** The Navajo Nation has vowed to sue the EPA over the mining disaster.
The Washington Times reported:
The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways.
Environmental Protection Agency officials were going door to door asking Navajos, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, Navajo President Russell Begaye told The Washington Times.
Mr. Begaye has promised a lawsuit on behalf of the Navajo Nation and said he suspects the EPA is trying to buy off as many Navajo as possible now to head off a bigger settlement later.
The spill has dumped millions of gallons of polluted wastewater into the Animas River, which feeds the San Juan River and eventually the Colorado River, which provide water for grazing and crops in much of the Four Corners area, the quadripoint of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Navajo Nation covers much of that territory.