epa simpsonsWe will finally get the money owed us by the EPA for causing the Gold King Mine spill thanks to legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to expedite payments.

Gardner also gave the agency another swift kick in the pants in his amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that passed Congress last week, demanding that bureaucrats work with local and state government and tribes to monitor the river quality for decades to come.

“It has been over 16 months since the EPA released three million gallons of contaminated waste water into the Animas River, yet states, tribes, and local governments had still not been fully reimbursed for response costs incurred as a result of this EPA-born disaster,” said Gardner.

The rest of America can expect to see some relief from the EPA in the coming weeks as their spigot of anti-business rules and regulations slows to a trickle.

We will all rejoice when EPA chief Gina McCarthy finally releases her grip around the necks of our utility businesses forcing our bills to run sky-high, to the delight of her political buddies in the environmental wing of the Democratic Party.

The Obama-era EPA is about to end, and for that, we are thankful this holiday season.