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EPA Official Resigns After "Crucify" Comments Surface

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EPA Official Resigns After "Crucify" Comments Surface

On 04.30.12 10:50 AM posted by Alison Meyer




Regional EPA administrator Al Armednariz resigned on Monday, days after his comments comparing his enforcement philosophy to crucifixions surfaced in a since-deleted*YouTube video.

Armednariz apologized last week,*calling his comments*“an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws.”

According to the Associated Press:
“The Obama administration’s top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word “crucify” to describe his approach to enforcement.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including*Texas,*New Mexico,*Oklahoma,*Arkansas*and Louisiana.

Republicans in Congress had called for Armendariz’ firing, after Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe highlighted the May 2010 speech last week as proof of what he refers to as EPA’s assault on energy, particularly the technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.”

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