WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) toxic spill into Colorado's Animas River:

"My committee is closely monitoring and conducting oversight of EPA's toxic water spill into the Animas River. This has and will continue to lead to significant economic damage to local businesses, farmers, tribes, and residents. I will work within the Committee and with my colleagues in Congress to ensure the EPA is held accountable to this grave incident and that those impacted are provided the necessary support to move forward."