Today’s resignation at the Environmental Protection Agency illustrates the uphill battle Kentuckians face in defending our energy sovereignty – but today’s battle was a victory for the home team.
A regional official at the EPA turned in his resignation today after failing to downplay the comments he made regarding his office’s strategy for enforcing the EPA’s most recent unilateral mandates plaguing the Bluegrass State. His disturbing comments show the sort of militant attitude federal regulators take in attacking cheap and efficient energy sources like Kentucky coal.
So, Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz, just what is your strategy for stomping out those dissenting against the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA?
“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean,” he said. “They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they’d crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”
Armendariz went on to say that “you make examples out of people who are, in this case, not complying with the law … and you hit them as hard as you can” — to act as a “deterrent” to others.
Such an attitude should come as no surprise to those following the battle between federal regulators and local energy sovereingty – a battle brewing since at least 2008.
Apparently, the plan was to bankrupt cheap and efficient energy sources all along. Take a loot at this 2008 video link for the proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTf5gjvNvo