Friday, April 27, 2012

Texas Congressman Ted Poe Calls for Resignation of EPA Official Who wanted to "Crucify" Oil and Gas Producers

Caroline May is really on top of Texas politics. In her latest article on the Daily Caller, Caroline reports on Texas Congressman Ted Poe's call for EPA official Al Armendariz to resign after publicly stating that he wanted to "crucify" oil and gas producers.

“They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them,” said Armendariz. “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.”

“The comments made by Administrator Armendariz back in 2010 confirm what we’ve known all along: the EPA’s crusade to destroy the oil and gas industry is a politically premeditated effort, not one meant to protect the environment,” Poe said. “Administrator Armendariz’s words reflect his disdain for the oil and gas industry and make clear that his decisions are made without an ounce of impartiality. He should be fired.”

“The oil and gas industry accounts for 9.2 million jobs in the United States. ‘Making examples’ of this field has put American jobs in jeopardy,” Poe added. “Ironically, Mr. Armendariz’s oversees the EPA’s efforts in Texas, which has been hit especially hard. Oil and gas and related industries make up nearly a quarter of the Texas economy. An assault on oil and gas is an assault on Texas.”

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, they oppose each other? Are we SURE about that?

    Looks more like a cute little song and dance they put on for show - when all the while the EPA is causing the very disasters they pretend to be so concerned about - to bilk taxpayer money for even more. Oil and gas has their own excuses too.

    People either need to wake up, OR go get a 2nd or 3rd job and just hand over their checks while they themselves starve, as long as they buy into this charade.

    As for Ted Poe, he voted for NDAA - the bill that effectively classified all US citizens as "terrorists" who can be detained indefinitely at any time for any reason, be refused an attorney, no right for a trial or court date, and generally blacked out Due Process and a few amendments to our Bill of Rights along the way.

    I don't think Ted Poe, Kevin Brady, or Kaye Hutchison care much for the people they are supposed to be representing.