Skip to comments.EPA: Hey, sorry about that whole “crucify” thing, we’re all about being ethical
Posted on 04/26/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The EPA has scrambled to contain the damage from the clip highlighted by Morgen Richmond this morning, which went viral yesterday, showing an EPA administrator bragging about crucifixion as a means to impose the EPAs will on American subjects, er, citizens. The EPAs Richard Armendariz apologized late last night for his remarks, and the EPA rushed to assure people that they are all about ethical enforcement:
The Obama-appointed Environmental Protection Agency official who explained that the agency uses a crucify them enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies apologized for his comments on Wednesday night.
I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words, Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendariz said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nations environmental laws. I am and have always been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws.
While Armendariz apologized, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Cynthia Giles asserted that the agency is still committed to ethical enforcement of the law.
Strong, fair and effective enforcement of the environmental laws passed by Congress is critical to protecting public health and ensuring that all companies, regardless of industry, are playing by the same rules, she said in comments provided to TheDC. Enforcement is essential to the effectiveness of our environmental laws, ensuring that public health is protected and that companies that play by the rules are not at a disadvantage. The same holds true for companies involved in responsible and safe development of our nations domestic energy resources.
Sure they are. Why, just ask the Sacketts about the EPAs idea of ethical enforcement. They ruled that the land that the Sacketts bought were wetlands after the Sacketts starting building a house on residential-zoned land even though it had not been classified as such beforehand, and then refused to allow them to access the court system without paying tens of thousands of dollars each day that they delayed the EPAs mandated abatement. The Supreme Court hit the EPA with a unanimous smackdown on a process which could only be called a financial crucifixion of the Sacketts, and a lesson to everyone else just as Armendariz described in the video.
Dont count Senator James Inhofe among the easily impressed with this apology and endorsement of the EPAs approach to enforcement:
Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe is not buying the mea culpa offered by the EPA official who bragged about the agencys crucify them enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies.
His apology was meaningless, Inhofe told The Daily Caller in a Thursday morning interview.
Youre going to treat people like the Romans crucified the church? Get real, he said.
According to Inhoffe, Obama-appointed Region 6 EPA Administrator Al Armendarizs claim in his apology that the agency is focused on fair and vigorous enforcement isnt supported by the facts.
Inhofe appeared on Fox and Friends this morning to talk about his intent to investigate the EPA, and to tie Armendariz comments to Barack Obamas war on domestic oil and gas production, especially gas:
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Thursday blasted an Environmental Protection Agency officials claim that the agency was using a crucify them strategy against oil and gas companies, calling it a part of President Barack Obamas war on domestic energy.
Lets keep in mind, this is all a part of Obamas war on domestic energy, Inhofe said on Fox & Friends. Hes the one who said that we have good natural gas and its plentiful and all of that but weve got to stop hydraulic fracturing. This is the war on hydraulic fracturing.
Its more than a war on hydraulic fracturing, or on energy production. Its a war on liberty, waged by bureaucrats who want to crucify people like the Sacketts in order to pacify the rest of us. The apology wont fool anyone.
We can only hope Senator Inhofe will be able to raise sufficient backing to go after this creep. Job termination comes to mind.
Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:
regulate - control - destroy - Regulate - control - destroy - REgulate - control - destroy - REGulate - control - destroy - REGU
Exposure to light is the best disinfectant for roaches...and ‘rats. lol
“Doesn’t this just beat ALL?!? “
I love that saying. It’s so “southern”. ;o)
I maida pilgrumage to Wa Mart taday an bawt me a dang tent.
Tyrants "motivating the populace".
Populace "motivating tyrants"
Mussolini and his mistress
Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." George Santayana
What the hell is “Environmental Engineering”?!
In the College of Engineering, it's called "Environmental Engineering".
The same major, in the College of Arts & Sciences, is called "Environmental Bullshit".
But nobody ever takes a degree in it...
Boy howdy! Wat a dang gud tent dat must be!
I lub me sum Wa Maht...cain’t wayt ta be able ta shop dere agin.
Hay Chick! Ya been jabbin any GOP with that 3 tine pitchfork lately??? If he hollers, let’em go!!!
Doin’ mah best inna grate nort west.
If I gig won, ah ain’t lettin’ ‘em go.
Wull, I went to a TEA Party deal taday an got me a buttin that sez “ABO,” wich stans fer ANYBUDY BUT OBUMMER!!!
Naahhhhccceee katch! Wish ah had me one of dem buttins!
Ah lub innybuddy but obummer stuff! Wud pay a pritty pinny to git sum.
Cain’t find it here, tho.
God lub U for goin’ to a TEA Party event. Wish I cudda bin dere.
Goin’ to a Cantor e vent tues...doin’ mah part.
On behalf of all us italians of roman ancestry, we are awaiting an apology from the former EPA boss. The nearly 1000 years of pax-romana was not based on random crucifixions. The romans pioneers trial by juror of peers and only after counting thumbs up or down did any turkish thief /rapist or early islamist terrorist come meet his maker.
Bringing civility, aquaducts, plantations, roadways, housing, etc.. was the way the romans conquered.