EPA bureaucrat who likened his role to crucifying industry is hired by Sierra Club
A match made in heaven.
The Sierra Club on Friday announced that Al Armendariz would be joining the group's "Beyond Coal" campaign next month as a senior representative.
"As a third generation Texan, I'm proud to be taking on this new role to help protect Texas," Armendariz said in a statement released by Sierra Club.
Armendariz stepped down as EPA's Region 6 administrator in April after a video surfaced of him comparing his work enforcing of environmental laws to the way ancient Roman conquerors used terror to keep order.
"It is kind of like how the Romans used to conquer the villages in the Mediterranean - they'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere and they'd find the first five guys they saw and they'd crucify them. Then that town was really easy to manage for the next few years," Armendariz said during a 2010 meeting in Texas.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who released the video of the meeting, mockingly offered his congratulations to Armendariz on Friday.
"Dr. Armendariz follows numerous Obama administration officials who have come from or moved to radical left and green groups," Inhofe said in a statement. "It's as if there is a revolving door between the White House and organizations such as the Sierra Club."
"At least at the Sierra Club he won't get into so much trouble for telling the truth that their true agenda is to kill oil, gas and coal," he added.
The Sierra Club is not very subtle. "Beyond coal" means the destruction of the coal industry and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. No doubt Dr. Amendariz is going to be kept very busy crucifying coal barons as well as ordinary workers who would become the victims of his enthusiasm for ridding us of fossil fuels.