Friday, April 15, 2016

"As Long as the Sun Hangs in the Sky, the U.S. Government Will Protect the Navajo People"

Looks like sometimes the sun doesn't hang in the sky.

Drinking water from the river the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) polluted with 880,000 pounds of lead nearly seven months ago still isn’t consistently safe for humans, according to the New Mexico secretary of the environment.


It appears the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has no plan to protect humans and wildlife if contaminates left behind after August’s Gold King Mine spill are stirred up and reach dangerous levels.

This is all drearily familiar to anyone who knows even a molecule's worth of U.S. history.  No one will ever be made accountable; the government, with the aid of the media, will obfuscate, deny, and camouflage until no one cares anymore.  Well, except for the generations of Navajo who have been poisoned and further impoverished.

Oh, look:  The National Wildlife Federation to Honor EPA Administrator McCarthy with National Conservation Achievement Awards 

She's great, as long as you're not an American Indian.  Check out this delusional quote from her:
“For the water in the rivers and lakes in our communities that flow to our drinking water to be clean, the streams and wetlands that feed them need to be clean too.  Protecting our water sources is a critical component of adapting to climate change impacts like drought, sea level rise, stronger storms, and warmer temperatures – which is why EPA and the Army have finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect these important waters, so we can strengthen our economy and provide certainty to American businesses.”
Why do I care about this?  Well, 1.) I have, as an Anglican Christian, sworn to respect the dignity of every human being, 2) Know that those effected are sister and brother Episcopalians in the Diocese of Navajoland and 3) There's this bit of personal reality.