EPA exec Al Armendariz resigns after controversial remarks about EPA enforcement philosophy

Speaking to a group of citizens two years ago in the tiny town of Dish, Texas, where extensive gas fracking operations had flared into a major issue, then-newly appointed EPA Region 6 chief Dr. Al Armendariz made remarks about the EPA’s enforcement “philosophy” that have now cost him his job.
Dr. Armendariz’ comments came to light last week when Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) highlighted them in a speech on the Senate floor and called for an investigation.