EPA Administrator Resigns Over "Crucify" Comment

Apr 30, 2012

The AP reports that EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz resigned after taking heat for comments that he said his office’s philosophy was to “crucify” oil and gas companies:

In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Armendariz has a history of attacking--dare I say "crucifying"--energy producers and working closely with anti-energy advocates in Texas.

Last Friday, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said Armendariz’s words were "disappointing" and didn’t reflect how her agency works. "[T]hey’re not representative of the agency; they don’t reflect any policy that we have; and they don’t reflect our actions over the past two years."

EPA's losing streak continues.

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