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The EPA was originally authorized to seek out sources of air, water, and ground pollution... poisons that fouled our environment... and seek to remedy that. Unfortunately, along the way, the EPA has become an advocacy agency for radical environmental groups with the intent of minimizing human presence. What better way to do that then to attack the sources of energy needed for our survival? Below is a copy of the video that was originally on YouTube, but then pulled. American Power blog got it through Daily Caller which got it from MRC-TV:
This video of Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz is one of most disgusting examples of government arrogance I have witnessed in my nearly 7 decades.
http://youtu.be/ze3GB_b7Nuo [since removed]
I would hope that the "government of the people" doesn't just mean the government of the elite bureaucratic people who believe they have all of the answers. Mr. Armendariz' threat of heavy-handed Nazi-type government is purely inappropriate under any circumstances. Perhaps it is time for the EPA to go back to its roots rather than being a front for every misguided eco group. We don't need, for example, E15 fuel when E85 and E10 have been around for years and provide minimal benefit while raising the cost of corn for animal feed. Naturally, you are aware that non-subsidized ethanol will increase gas prices, again making the EPA a very popular agency.
We don't need CO2 scams and schemes when most scientists now admit that the backcasting by climate models is so poor that any forecasts of climate change is pure fiction. Focus on clean air, clean soil, and clean water. Chasing vapor schemes at taxpayer expense and then threatening the energy foundation of our great nation is not, nor should it be, in the EPA charter.
It is no wonder that the EPA is no longer seen as a beneficial agency and is rapidly overtaking the TSA as the most despised arm of government. With PR from the likes of Al Armendariz, the EPA will absolutely be the most despised agency.Also via American Power, "Ed Morrissey has the apology, at Hot Air, "EPA: Hey, sorry about that whole “crucify” thing, we’re all about being ethical.""
Take the time to read that post and this: