” I am all for making this as big a case as possible”
Sounds like you agree with the ‘crucify’ EPA guy.
I am not sure who “the ‘crucify’ EPA” guy is. If you mean the person who subsequently resigned from the EPA who wanted to make an example of a company under dubious conditions by imposing an out of proportion punishment, then no. If you mean the general principle of widely publicizing a case and the punishment - not arbitrarily increasing the punishment - then I guess I am in that camp.