There are some republican legislators demanding that an independent group look at the long term problems that might occur with the release of hard rock mining waste into the Animas River by the EPA's screw up during remediation efforts. That is a fair request. But only if the same legislators demand the same kind of investigation into the long term effects of fracking for increased oil and gas production in the same regions of the state. Will those Farmington legislators do the right thing in asking for this assessment? Oh, Hell No, because that would involve profits. The same kind of profit motives that lead to the mine waste and abandoned mines all over the Rocky Mountains.