“Gold Mine Colossal Mess” (A Cautionary Carol About EPA Incompetence We Hope Yule Love)

Todd Hennis v. The United States of America

On the morning of August 5, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) breached the Gold King Mine in Silverton, CO without taking proper precautions. Within minutes EPA triggered a massive blowout that released toxic sludge onto the private property below and into the waterways downstream. 

Shortly after EPA’s deliberate environmental disaster, they constructed a $2.3 million dollar water treatment facility on a concrete slab of Todd Hennis’s property refusing to pay him anything for the privilege. 

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