Monday, April 30, 2012

Top EPA Official Resigns over "Crucify" Comments

Following up on Thursday's "Nasty: "EPA Official Not Only Touted 'Crucifying' Oil Companies, He Tried It" (RRC)"; when the bureaucrats start acting like rulers rather than public servants it is time to rip them out, root and branch.

That ruling thing is for our European friends and is very different from governing.
See "European Politicians Think They are Rulers; Need Energy Wasting Palace" for ruler ramblings if interested.

From Reuters:
EPA region head resigns after crucifixion comment

A regional Environmental Protection Agency chief based in Dallas resigned on Monday after a 2010 comment surfaced in which he compared his enforcement of energy companies with crucifixion.

Al Armendariz, who was the chief of EPA's Region 6 office, sent a letter of resignation to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson late on Sunday, which she accepted on Monday.

"I have come to the conclusion that my continued service will distract you and the agency from its important work," Armendariz said in the letter.

A link to a video of a talk Armendariz had given in May 2010, in which he compared his strategy on energy companies that had broken the law to that of Romans taking over towns, had been circulated by lawmakers including Senator James Inhofe, a Republican.

The conquerors would "find the first five guys they saw and they'd crucify them," he could be heard saying in the video. "And that town was really easy to manage for the next few years."...MORE

Al Armendariz Crucify

IMAGE CREDIT: The People's Cube, "If Only the Romans Had the EPA to Crucify the Dissenters.