EPA Official with "Crucify comment" Resigns

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    I'm trying to get a link to put up but it's being reported that the resignation has happened.

    OK got one. Don't nuke me because it's Newsmax. It's an AP story.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/EPA-Resignation/2012/04/30/id/437515?s=al&promo_code=EC81-1


    Top EPA Official Resigns over 'Crucify' Comment

    Monday, 30 Apr 2012 12:43 PM

    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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    Not like you can find the articles on this in the MSM.

    Imagine if a Bush Admin. official had said something similar regarding a welfare program provider.
     
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    Vermont bans fracking...
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    Vermont becomes first state to ban fracking
    May 17, 2012 – Vermont became the first state to ban the controversial natural gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
     
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    i guess I am having a hard problem with what this guy did wrong.

    Republicans are all for crucifying poor people to discourage them from committing crimes.

    This guy was suggesting crucifying rich people when the commit crimes to discourage other companies from doing it.

    Obeying the law is for Poor People.
     
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    The guy will be immediately replaced with someone who thinks the exact same way but will remain silent about it.
     
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    We can only hope.

    I'm not sure why you want someone who will let people poison the water and get away with it...

    I like drinking clean water, don't you?
     
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