Skip to comments.EPA Official: EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:15:38 PM PDT by Nachum
In a Senate speech, Senator Inhofe will draw attention to a little known video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA's enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers. In this video Administrator Armendariz says:
"But as I said, oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it's one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave, I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting but I'll go ahead and tell you what I said. It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there. And, companies that are smart see that, they don't want to play that game, and they decide at that point that it's time to clean up. And, that won't happen unless you have somebody out there making examples of people. So you go out, you look at an industry, you find people violating the law, you go aggressively after them.
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One wonders where this chinless little poofter thinks he is going to work and live after the Kenyan is only an unpleasant memory.
Just remember, Mitt’s just as bad.
Whatever you do, don’t vote for Mitt.
Political advice from Mr. Robinson.
Here in California, I could vote for David, king of Israel and Obama would still win this state.
..and this is how they act when they are running for re-election. Imagine how they will act when they don’t have to worry about the shackles(sic) of winning over the public’s opinion in another election and it is about really making change.
You haven’t seen anti-business activism until you see it without the shackles(sic) of knowing you have nothing to lose.
Oil companies are singing “The Ballad of John and Yoko” ... The way things are going... they’re gonna CRUCIFY ME”
I predict if Obama wins, you will have wide scale nationalization of industry considered ‘vital’ for the national interest that they’ve been working on demonizing for the past four years. Energy, banking, and healthcare. They already put the cogs in motion on healthcare to test the waters, the rest will move much faster.
It will also be a soft nationalization too, not something where suddenly you will see Obama logos over Exxon. Nope, instead, you will have oversight czars that control all operations (under the guise of protecting the people of course). You will then have rules limiting profit and expansion to a set level.
..and all of this while the people cheer.
The next four years is their fourth quarter hail mary play. They could have nothing to lose.
Sub....IRS..for EPA..and you've hit a homer.
THESE PEOPLE ARE RUINING YOUR COUNTRY
That is amazing! I reloaded it half a dozen times and 301 views never changed.
Now, about the video... This guy should be fired. Now. Today. Gone.
If this is the attitude of the EPA, just shut it down.
EPA is full of communists who wants to destroy capitalism. Green is the new Red...The good news is like the Red before them we are going to crush them and crush what ever heathen communist god and scientific hoaxes they believe in...
Okay, he's just about my last choice from the GOP field (Huntsman was last). However, if you don't vote for Romney, you're de facto supporting Obama.
Can you live in America after four more years of this guy? It won't be America anymore.
Do a search with the full title of the vid as the search term.
It'll be the first of the returns, and the actual number of views will be listed beside it.
When the Romans were taking Anatolia (Asia Minor) from the Greeks, the Turks were still screwing sheep out deep in Central Asia. The Turks came along 1000 years later.
About the intelligence level you would expect from an EPA Commissar.
We want gas prices to rise to the level they are in Europe - we’ll bankrupt the coal companies - people’s energy prices will necessarily skyrocket - now this - Obama’s ideology and policies have nothing to do with $4 a gallon gasoline - right......
I think it’s time for Americans to bring a class action lawsuit against these Nazi bastards at the so called EPA.
I’d love to see the “US energy producers” ALL “Go Galt” for a month or two. Maybe then the morons living in this country will decide that the EPA Nazis have got to go.
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