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Inhofe To Detail EPA’s “Crucify Them” Strategy on American Energy Producers in Senate Floor Speech
April 25, 2012

Posted by Matt Dempsey matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov

 

Inhofe To Detail EPA's "Crucify Them" Strategy on American Energy Producers in Senate Floor Speech

 

Video Of A Top EPA Official Provides Troubling Insight into EPA's War on Fossil Fuels

 

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Washington D.C. - Today, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Senator James M. Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will take to the Senate floor to put the spotlight on a little-watched video from 2010 which reveals a top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, admitting that EPA's "general philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of oil and gas companies.  

Not long after Administrator Armendariz made these comments in 2010, EPA targeted US natural gas producers in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.  In all three of these cases, EPA initially made headline-grabbing statements either insinuating or proclaiming outright that the use of hydraulic fracturing by American energy producers was the cause of water contamination, but in each case their comments were premature at best - and despite their most valiant efforts, they have been unable to find any sound scientific evidence to make this link. 

On the Senate Floor today, Senator Inhofe will outline initial steps he is taking as part of a full oversight investigation.

Who: Senator Jim Inhofe

What: Inhofe Speech 

When: Today, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (Follow us on Twitter for Exact Time, InhofePress)

Where: Senate Floor

Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo&list=UUk3W3ilX8vGG-300qzNpG7w&index=1&feature=plcp

Watch Full Speech by Administrator Al Armendariz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4t6-LVuGU&feature=relmfu

 

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