So, now the finger pointing begins. Sadly, it’s ironic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking the heat—and some of the agency’s critics are loving that. Some even suggest that Colorado should sue the EPA. But let's be honest here. The blame for a spill such as this rests with the people who put this toxic crap near the river in the first place. Granted, we’ve all learned a lot since some of these mines were first dug. For instance, now we know that if you create a reservoir of poison, there's no way to guarantee that it won't get into the water you’re trying to protect, no matter what you do.