Can’t say it would matter if they left their fingerprints all over the mess. No government agency will fine itself for wrongdoing. They may have to answer to a committee in the House of Representatives, so they can be held responsible for clean up on the taxpayer’s dime. In the midst of this, the EPA is pushing the WOTUS (Waters of the US) rule, which will allow them greater jurisdiction on US waters.
Their wheels got turning to protect the streams and rivers from toxins, but the vehicle they drove went awry. When they were plugging off toxic minerals that had nowhere to go, it blew up in their faces. Warnings aside, they never saw it coming.
They began to drill, and the drilling went to far. The waters and streams this government agency fights to keep free of toxins have since polluted the waters of bordering states. They could’ve taken precautions, but that would have been too expensive. A scary thought is imagining them with greater jurisdiction over keeping America’s waterways clean.
The EPA is a bit slow getting the necessary information submitted to the house committee as to what took place in Colorado. While they run away from one bad situation, WOTUS is on the table in other states. A preliminary injunction was issued on Aug. 27, 15, the eve of WOTUS taking effect. The horizon hasn’t faded away just yet.