EPA Official Resigns Over “Crucify Them” Attack on Energy Producers

The EPA official who bragged about “Crucifying” American energy companies has resigned.

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) released video last week. In the video, Obama EPA official Al Armendariz promises to “crucify” potential foes of the EPA who disagree with the agency’s war on fossil fuel.

Al stepped down today.
Poor Richard’s News reported:

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.

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