epa simpsonsLa Plata County Commissioners have graciously held off voting for an endorsement of the EPA to descend upon San Juan County with a Superfund designation until their neighbors actually decide in January that’s what they want.

What else happens in January?

That’s when the EPA must decide whether to go ahead and give La Plata County the $2.4 million they requested Tuesday for water monitoring and other boo boos caused by the EPA when they filled the Animas River with mine waste, according to the Durango Herald.

We’re sure La Plata officials are just itching to pull the Superfund trigger, but kudos to them for holding out for the money, first.

There is one little nit we’d like to pick from the article:

The federal agency has assumed responsibility for a breach at the abandoned mine portal that sent 3 million gallons of mining wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers.

If by assuming responsibility, they mean blaming Colorado for allegedly signing off on the fed’s actions, that sentence would be correct.

Remember folks, to “assume” makes an “ass” of “u” and “me.”