EPA Regional 6 Administrator Al Armendariz says his philosophy on how to treat oil and natural gas companies is to arbitrarily “crucify” them.
Armendariz, who oversees EPA policy and enforcement in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, was caught on video explaining his arbitrary crucifixion strategy. Armendariz is answering a question about how EPA has interacted with oil and natural gas companies.
“My philosophy of enforcement 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'd crucify them. And th