Skip to comments.Former EPA official, of “crucify” fame, bails from Hill hearing at the last minute
Posted on 06/06/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT by Nachum
Yesterday, I was pretty excited about todays scheduled House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, EPA Priorities and Practices, at which the former EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz was supposed to appear to explain his unique philosophy of enforcement. But then, all of my hopes were dashed dashed! when Energy & Commerce made this announcement late last night:
WASHINGTON, DC With less than 24 hours until he was scheduled to testify in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz has notified the committee that he will not appear at tomorrows hearing. Counsel representing Armendariz contacted the committee late this afternoon notifying staff of the cancellation. Armendariz himself had previously agreed to testify after his comments in a controversial online video forced him to resign.
We are extremely disappointed to hear Dr. Armendariz will no longer be testifying at our hearing tomorrow. Congress and the American people deserve an explanation for the outrageous comments suggesting EPA should crucify American energy companies, as well as a fuller understanding of EPAs actual enforcement priorities and practices that are creating a hostile regulatory environment, said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY). President Obamas EPA has established a record of abuse in its policies and enforcement practices. Tomorrows hearing will continue without Armendariz, and we expect compelling testimony from the other witnesses describing concerns with EPAs aggressive enforcement and regulatory actions.
Er, can he do that?Apparently so, explained Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) on local radio this morning
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Do you think he resigned without expectation of pension or such.
Withhold ALL revenues from him until he appears.
Being polite and respectful and inviting a creep like this is just plain foolish. He should have just been subpoenaed.
Subpoena his arse!
So, subpoena the coward!
Sweet. EPA toughguy Al “Crucify” Armendariz has become EPA chickenshit Al “Cut & Run” Armendariz.