Polluting rivers is an unpardonable sin… unless you’re a government agency apparently. BP was fined $5.5 billion (that’s billion with a ‘b’) for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, but the EPA will pay no fines for the catastrophic Animas River spill it unleashed.
The Washington Times reports:
“Sovereign immunity. The government doesn’t fine itself,” said Thomas L. Sansonetti, former assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s division of environment and natural resources.
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