Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe took to the Senate floor Wednesday to announce an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s “crucify them” enforcement strategy to keep oil and gas producers in line.
Al Armendariz, of the EPA, described the agency’s enforcement philosophy.
“Oil and gas is an enforcement priority, it’s one of seven, so we are going to spend a fair amount of time looking at oil and gas production. And I gave — I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said,” said Armendariz.
“It 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,” Inhofe quoted Armendariz saying. “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. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there.”
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It’s no longer shocking,what comes out from the Obama regime. These radical people and their radical views reflect Obama’s radical ideology and the reason he was never competent to hold any public office, much less that of President.
This is what Obama and his people have been doing behind closed doors – finding ways to punish oil, gas and coal production in the U.S. They hate it apparently as much as they hate conservatives. And evidently they want America to be in line with those thriving metropolis’ of Afghanistan or Pakistan – in the dark.
Obama in 2008 said he would find way to financially punish coal producers with overly burdensome regulations, and thus, force them out of business. It’s been proved that the EPA is not simply going after ‘violators’, but company’s with NO violation and no suspicion of violation. This is one area where the Marxist Obama has been true to his word. And he knows full well, that the majority of our electricity, comes from coal. Brown-outs anyone? Especially in the summer months when it’s 105 in southern states.
Obama must be thrown out of office. We have to have representatives in government who reflect the majority views of the majority of Americans. Not radical communistic, pushing their fascist, radical agenda to make American equal with the dregs of our societal world. We must get back on course to becoming (one again) a flourish, free country . . . . and not the Obama regime’s vision of ‘back to the past’, living in dark hobbles and eating tofu.