A senior Environmental Protection Agency official was forced to resign after a two year old video emerged showing him describe the EPA's "crucifixion philosophy," the New York Times reports.
Al Armendariz told an audience that in the Middle Ages the Romans conquered a village by taking "the first five guys they saw and they'd crucify them." He pointed out that the EPA, similarly, makes "examples out of people who are not complying with the law.
The EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” according to the agency’s Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, is “kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewh... Read Post
AP reports that EPA bureaucrat Al Armendariz has resigned after “Republicans targeted him” over his 2010 remarks on videotape comparing the agency’s enforcement strategy to Roman crucifixions. This was a hot story in conservative ci... Read Post
EPA Region VI administrator Al Armendariz, he of the “crucifixion” language and extremely poor judgment, has been removed resigned. The New York Times reports: Al Armendariz, the Environmental Protection Agency official who stirred ... Read Post