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EPA official resigns after enforcement philosophy causes furor

A top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned Monday after comments that the agency should make examples of polluters the way Romans crucified people to quash rebellions caused a furor. In an internal memo to EPA employees, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said Alfredo Juan “Al” Armendariz had “offered his resignation” as regional administrator for the agency’s South Central region.
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EPA official quits after ‘crucify’ comment outcry -- what the frack?

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (3 years ago)

Al Armedariz, the Environmental Protection Agency official at the center of budding scandal surrounding a 2010 video in which he said the EPA should "crucify" polluters, has resigned. Armendariz, head of the EPA's South and Southwes... Read Post

Senior EPA official resigns over 'crucify' strategy with oil industry

News : Field Notes (3 years ago)

Saying he had become a distraction, a senior Environmental Protection Agency official who used the word "crucify" to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry resigned on Monday. Read Post

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Military / US Military : Intel Dump (3 years ago)

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