Crucifying the EPA


Al Armendariz, the EPA official who vowed to “crucify” oil and gas companies, resigned effective Monday, but some are still calling for an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency. According to Politico:

“This isn’t just one person, this is an entire, agencywide philosophy,” said Lucy Nashed, a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. “He stepped down, but unfortunately the agency is still there and that whole mind-set is still there.”

Scalp in hand after drawing public attention to Armendariz’s remarks, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Monday that he planned to continue using his perch as top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee to probe EPA’s policing of oil and gas companies.

“We will get to the bottom of this,” Inhofe said, adding that he would monitor Obama’s next appointment to the Dallas-based job “very closely.”