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E-Newsletter - May 1, 2012


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Last week I joined my Texas colleagues calling for the administration to fire the EPA Regional Administrator, Al Armendariz, and I am pleased to learn of his apology and resignation yesterday. In a 2010 video recently brought to light, Armendariz instructed his staff to carry out enforcement measures on the oil and gas industry by making examples of them and threatening to "crucify them." He then later said the EPA's policy was analogous of how the Romans would conquer villages. Those who Armendariz would "crucify" are Texas workers with stable jobs procuring American energy. While he is but one person, his hostile philosophy is seen throughout the EPA's anti-business agenda. I hope the new EPA Regional Administrator will be ready to work for positive, all-of-the-above energy solutions that spur job creation and economic growth.

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