Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Republican floats measure calling on official to resign over crucify remarks

The resolution marks the latest push by Republicans in Congress to put pressure on EPA Administrator Armendariz to step down.

Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) introduced a House resolution Friday calling on an Environmental Protection Agency official to resign over 2010 comments comparing enforcement of clean-air laws to crucifixion.

The resolution marks the latest push by Republicans in […]

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House GOP wants to haul EPA official before Congress over ‘crucify’ comments

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans want an Environmental Protection Agency official to testify on his 2010 comments comparing enforcement of air pollution laws to crucifixion.

Republicans pounced this week on EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz’s comments soon after Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) drew attention to them in a Wednesday floor speech.

The comments quickly became […]

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Int’l Business Times: Industry Group Releases Suggestions For Natural Gas Development In Marcellus Shale

April 26, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
Int’l Business Times: Industry Group Releases Suggestions For Natural Gas Development In Marcellus Shale

By Pierre Bertrand

“This infrastructure is vital to obtain the economic and energy security benefits from this abundant natural resource,” read the Coalition’s report. […]

News bites: ConocoPhillips to pay millions for China oil spill

ConocoPhillips and China National Offshore Oil will pay $360 million over a 2011 oil spill, Bloomberg reports.

The Associated Press reports on the Tennessee Valley Authority: “Former
Tennessee Valley Authority chairman S. David Freeman says the federal
utility should ‘just stop’ its nuclear reactor building program.”

A man who said he was wrongfully fired after raising questions […]

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EPA chief: ‘Crucify’ comments from official are ‘disappointing’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Friday said an agency official’s 2010 comments comparing enforcement of clean-air laws to crucifixion are “disappointing.”

But Jackson declined to say whether the official would be fired or face any disciplinary action, saying the agency “will continue to review” the situation.

Jackson spoke publicly about the comments by Environmental Protection […]

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