TV News LIES

Friday, Sep 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment EPA reverses water pollution decision after lobbyist steps in

EPA reverses water pollution decision after lobbyist steps in

E-mail Print PDF

EPAWhen Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental Protection Agency would stand in its way.

To get the ore out of the ground, the company needed a permit to pollute a pristine supply of underground drinking water in an area already parched by drought.
Further, EPA scientists feared that radioactive contaminants would flow from the mining site into water wells used by nearby homes. Uranium Energy said the pollution would remain contained, but resisted doing the advanced scientific testing and modeling the government asked for to prove it.

The plan appeared to be dead on arrival until late 2011, when Uranium Energy hired Heather Podesta, a lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser whose pull with the Obama administration prompted The Washington Post to name her the Capitol’s latest “It girl.”

Podesta — the sister-in-law of John Podesta, who co-chaired President Obama’s transition team – appealed directly to the EPA’s second in command, Bob Perciasepe, pressing the agency’s highest-level administrators to get directly involved and bring the agency’s local staff in Texas back to the table to reconsider their position, according to emails obtained by ProPublica through the Freedom of Information Act.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Tourists trapped on erupting Indonesian volcano

Tourists trapped on Indonesian volcanoAuthorities evacuated more than 1,000 people from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani after a sub-volcano began erupting, but...

Study: Earth at Its Warmest in 120,000 Years

Earth warmest in 120,000 yearsA new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been...

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Greenland's receding icecapA top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought...

In gas drilling country, the honeymoon is over on royalties

FrackingIn Pennsylvania and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties.Landowners are bitterly...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!