One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s core functions is the enforcement of provisions contained, which includes “the authority to implement pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry,” and to assist states in ensuring that the general public has safe drinking water.
But in recent months, the EPA seems to have forgotten this core function or, at a minimum, its bureaucrats have simply been too distracted by other priorities imposed by the Obama administration to pay much attention to their basic duties.
Recently a scandal involving contaminated water in Flint, Mich., came to a head, in which regional EPA officials were aware that the city’s water system was contaminated with lead. But now, there has been a second case of lead-tainted water that the agency was aware of but did nothing to fix, this time in Sebring, Ohio. READ MORE