Al Armendariz, a soldier for the militaristic EPA is officially out. Just a few days after a video taped speech surfaced last week of Armendariz demonstrating to the entire country what conservatives have known for several years — that the Obama administration has declared war on the energy industry — the top EPA administrator for Region 6 has submitted his resignation in disgrace.
In the tape, the EPA zealot discussed, in fact openly laughed about his “crucify them” approach to regulation and enforcement. “It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean.” said Armendariz, “They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them…And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law…and you hit them as hard as you can.”
So administrator Al and his EPA storm-troopers feel it’s their role to make examples out of citizens and their businesses. If this surprises you, I’d recommend you start educating yourself. Obama’s war on energy is some three years old now and there are many examples that demonstrate it. After all, this is an election year, you don’t want to waste your vote on the wrong guy, do you? See my post Obama Raises Energy Costs for more information.
Obama administration officials, somewhat red-faced, tried to claim his comments did not represent the views of the EPA. Even so, the damage has been done. No doubt there are many independent voters and some fence-sitters that have now become concerned that the government is out of control.
Administrator Al’s letter was submitted Sunday, effective for Monday, and it was accepted by EPA czar Lisa Jackson. As I said, it’s an election year — ties must be severed and heads must roll for the good of the supreme ruler.
Sen. James Inhofe wasn’t impressed with the resignation.
We will continue our investigation into the situations surrounding EPA’s apparent crucifixion victims: the American people deserve to know why, in at least three separate cases, EPA tarnished the reputation of companies by accusing them of water contamination; then when the results of their study did not turn out the way they hoped, and they had no definitive evidence to make that link, they quietly walked back their accusations. We will get to the bottom of this — and we will continue looking into EPA’s actions on hydraulic fracturing beyond these three cases as well.