Monday, April 30, 2012

EPA's Al 'Crucifixion' Armendariz resigns

Drill here, drill now, pay less...
The Obama White House must have really wanted EPA official Al Armendariz out--they didn't event let him quietly 'resign' on their favorite bad news day of the week, Friday.

As with so many of the Obama administration officials, Al Armendariz hails from academia. He's likely headed back there--where he can cause much less mischief.

Armendariz explained his oil industry regulatory philosophy this way two years ago:
The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.
This man was no public servant. Good riddance.

But the damage has been done. While there have been no crucifixions, gasoline costs twice what it did when Obama was sworn into office.

Related post:

EPA big shot glories in viewing enforcing as crucifixion; UPDATE YouTube pulls video

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2 comments:

MYtoeSPACEpillow said...

The real story behind all of this is that the EPA stepped in when the state and the Railroad Commission wouldn't protect a family from huge methane amounts escaping from their water well in Parker County "after" fracking came into the area. Smokescreen at its best, but rest assured the public sees through this. That the verdict did not implicate the driller is yet another sign of the times where big oil throws their fossil fuel dinosaur weight around...its only because they are absolutely threatened by the momentum of folks wanting energy choices that are not mucking up our air and water that they went after Dr Al.

John Ruberry said...

Call me when pilots can fly a jet from New York to LA using solar, wind, or algae as a fuel source.