The report by Mr. Cole investigating the 2013 Fortymile “EPA Chicken raids” has finally been released. Once again, the truth has been swept away in name of political expediency and buttocks covering. The EPA and BLM refused to cooperate and demanded secrecy of 400 pages of files and audio. They refused to allow their people to be interviewed. What are they hiding and why?
The report concluded information distributed to the public after the “raids” by federal authorities to be inaccurate and misleading. That’s a nice way of saying they lied.
The Environmental Crimes Unit is basically a secret police with assault rifles. Alaska was lucky. We could have had another Waco or Ruby Ridge on our hands. Fortunately no one was shot, no dogs killed, kids murdered or homes burned to the ground as in previous misguided federal operations. Unless a leash is put on the Environmental Crimes Unit, we may not be so lucky in the future.
This whole mess just doesn’t add up. The EPA and BLM now need to pull a rabbit out of their hat to “save face.” There is an old saying: When something doesn’t add up, “they are either stupid or lying.”
— Randy Powelson