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EPA Regional Chief Al Armendariz Resigns

Between the poorly handled case against Range Resources and his recently released “crucify” comments, it was a matter of time before Al Armendariz either resigned or got fired. Whether it’s justified or he is a fall guy in a perpetual battle between the EPA and its enemies or both is up for debate. Either way, he’s out.

2 comments on “EPA Regional Chief Al Armendariz Resigns

  1. “in a perpetual battle between the EPA and its enemies” – The agency has been taken over by ideologues and does consider American companies their enemies which I don’t believe was the original intent of the EPA.

  2. agree with Dubious Brother. EPA has been a haven for ideologues for decades and its methodology is some cases has been dodgy. IIRC a scientist in the Pacific NW was caught falsifying data but misusing fur samples. also take a look at the spotted owl turns out logging wasn’t the cause of the drop in their numbers but rather they were being attacked by a different species owl

    “the EPA had found itself in the odd position of admitting that new regulations (as written) would force it to hire those 230,000 new federal employees – at an astonishing annual cost to taxpayers of $21 billion – in order to boost the number of greenhouse gas “polluters” it polices from 14,000 to a whopping 6.1 million.”
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/29/editors-notebook-230000-reasons-to-get-an-epa-story-right/#ixzz1tYgqMVU8

    “In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency provided $1 million in grants to 46 different non-profit and tribal organizations to promote what it called “environmental justice.” Since 1994, a little-noticed EPA program has handed out a total of $23 million in such grants to 1,253 organizations, for stated purposes that observers are questioning.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/06/modern-dancers-bed-bug-battlers-earth-worshipers-get-epa-environmental-justice-grants/#ixzz1tYhMxY9g