The Government Accountability Office has completed it’s so-called independent investigation of the Animas River spill, and has apparently decided that it’s up to the EPA to investigate its own damn self.
Investigators gave members of the House Natural Resources Committee a verbal briefing of their findings, which were essentially that the EPA won’t tell them anything as long as the EPA is investigating itself.
From the GAO spokesman:
“There was no formal GAO report given the limited scope of what we could cover and the ongoing EPA Inspector General work.”
We can’t say as we’re surprised. The EPA is doing everything it possibly can to not take responsibility for the spill, for which they promised in the aftermath to take responsibility.
Because when the federal government is to blame, no one is to blame.