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  • EPA's Regional Administrators Love Activism, Litigation

    07/03/2012 3:20:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The suspicions of Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe were correct: Rather than sitting before the House Energy and Commerce Committee three weeks ago to explain theways he “crucified” oil and natural gas companies, insteadAl Armendariz – who cancelled his appearance at the last minute – met with the Sierra Club for a job interview. This time the recently resigned EPA’s Region 6 administrator will eagerly attack another fossil fuel, joining the litigious environmental group as part of its “Beyond Coal” campaign. If there was any question that Armendariz unfairly regulated the gas and oil businesses under his authority in Texas, Oklahoma,...
  • Ousted EPA administrator vows to “stop the construction of any new coal plants in Texas”

    08/06/2012 11:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rob Bluey
    Al Armendariz's big mouth cost him his job as a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Now that he's working for the Sierra Club, Armendariz appears even more opinionated about the industry he once regulated.In his first comments since resigning from EPA in April, Armendariz unloaded on the coal industry, called President Obama the most environmental president ever, and attacked the state of Texas for fighting the EPA in court. He also addressed the controversy surrounding his comments comparing the EPA's philosophy to the brutal tactics used by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its adversaries.Armendariz's most pointed comments...
  • Former EPA official, of “crucify” fame, bails from Hill hearing at the last minute

    06/06/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen
    Yesterday, I was pretty excited about today’s 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...
  • Wowdy webels oust EPA prefect who talked of crucifying oil companies

    05/01/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | May 1, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    For the second time in recent weeks someone in the Obama administration has embarrassed the boss by providing a peek behind the aloof facade on how the Chicago pol really governs. And now Alfredo Al Armendariz has been banished. Actually, the chief regional administrator threw himself under the bus, presumably fueled by natural gas. He was in charge of District 6 enforcement encompassing Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. He was caught on videotape (Scroll down for the video) addressing a Texas community's residents and likening the EPA's tough enforcement policy toward oil companies to the Romans' approach to...
  • Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns

    04/30/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT · by Charles Martel · 75 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Randy Lee Loftis
    Al Armendariz said Monday morning that he had submitted a letter of resignation on Sunday. Armendariz was already a lightning rod for conservative critics of the EPA in Texas before last week, when a video became public in which Armendariz spoke of "crucifying" oil and gas companies that broke the law. Members of Congress and Texas officials jumped on Armendariz's words as proof that he had run the EPA's regional office as an anti-industry zealot. The environmental engineer, on leave from a professor post at Southern Methodist University, sent a letter Monday to his friends and supporters:
  • YouTube pulls Armendariz ‘crucify them’ video

    04/27/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/12 | Caroline May
    The YouTube channel where Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s office originally discovered the video of EPA official Al Armendariz speak about his “crucify them” enforcement philosophy has scrubbed the original video and lodged a complaint against Inhofe to YouTube. The source and now YouTube complainant, David McFatridge of “Citizen Media for We The People,” is an environmentalist and, according to Inhofe’s office, has eliminated all content related to Armendariz’s speech from his YouTube channel. The original video now turns of an error notice that reads: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge.” McFatridge’s complaint...
  • Why Is The White House Protecting EPA Official Who Would 'Crucify' Big Oil?

    04/27/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 April 2012 | Editorial
    Abuse Of Power: An EPA official who apparently made good on a threat to "crucify" an oil company to make the entire energy industry "easy to manage" should resign or be fired. So why is the White House protecting him? EPA regional administrator for Dallas Al Armendariz told a city council meeting in a taped speech two years ago that his "philosophy" of enforcement was to single out an oil company, punish it "as hard as you can," and make an example of it to scare others into submission. "The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean," said...
  • TX Congressman Poe Calls for Resignation of EPA Official Who wanted to "Crucify" Oil & Gas Producers

    04/27/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/26/12 | Caroline May
    “They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them,” said Armendariz. “And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law.” “The comments made by Administrator Armendariz back in 2010 confirm what we’ve known all along: the EPA’s crusade to destroy the oil and gas industry is a politically premeditated effort, not one meant to protect the environment,” Poe said. “Administrator Armendariz’s words reflect his...
  • EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

    04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/25/12 | JimInhofePressOffice
    In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says: "But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my...