Please show your support for Dr Al Armendarz who stood up against environmental criminals.
“I’M AN ARMENDARIZ”
This Wednesday, June 6th at 10 a.m. EST, Dr. Al Armendariz will be facing off with Smokey Joe Barton in Washington at a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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I believe he thought he was doing the right thing, but we shouldn’t blindly throw our support behind him. A public officer should uphold the law and conduct himself in a manner that promotes public confidence in his integrity and impartiality. Dr. Al ignored this.
While we all want to stop pollution from drilling, we must be careful not to create an even greater wrong byby supporting the actions of Dr. Al. The man resigned for a reason. If he thought he had a leg to stand on he would be defending himself.
You are entitled to your misguided opinion.
FM WatchDog says
….or he stepped down because he cared more about the cause than his own political career and knew that a protracted battle would only hurt the cause. Unfortunately, we are left with the ones who cling to power with both hands.
If anyone with the EPA has a leg to stand on, it’s going to be difficult at best with politics the way they are in our state, Miss Shannon.
While a Texas congressman like Republican Congressman Joe Barton, a Texas district judge like Judge Trey Loftin and a Governor like our governor Rick Perry conduct themselves in extremely “partial” ways and remain in office…how do you see these men conducting themselves “in a manner that promotes public confidence in integrity and impartiality.” It’s just rhetorical, Miss Shannon. But do give it some thought. Thank you.
To Shannon above–if you told me that the sun came up this morning, I would have to step outside and look up into the sky to see if you know what you are talking about. We are big supporters of Dr. Al. I’ll bet that Dr. Al knows a bunch of stuff about the EPA that is not good for us the peasants.
Sharron, the only reason you support him is because he pledged to wage war on the oil and gas company. You are entitled to your own misguided opinion, but as a journslist you have a responsibility to report objectively.
Dr. Al was a martyr – yes. Obama appointed him to the position to placate the radical environmentalists then threw him under the bus for political expediency. He had to resign because it became apparent to all that he couldn’t carry out his responsibilities (see above – integrity, impartiality, etc) . He resigned on his own volition – allegedly.
Watch Dog- tell us why you think stepping down would be better for the cause? Afraid a protracted battle would reveal something improper…maybe even illegal? TX may know something about that.
Time to TIVO CSPAN!
You may not be quite so cocky after tomorrow.
“A public officer should uphold the law and conduct himself in a manner that promotes public confidence in his integrity and impartiality. Dr. Al ignored this.”
Shannon is confused, she can’t tell the difference between regulatory agencies like the EPA and the judicial system that should be impartial (unlike former Judge Trey Loftin).
Regulatory agencies regulate by enforcing laws, not unlike the executive branch. Dr. Al was not elected to a public office therefore not a public officer . I expect a regulator to regulate that is what promotes public confidence.
Shannon obviously prefers the Texas type of regulation – NONE.
Sharon, are you threatening me? What’s happening tomorrow?
David, a public officer is someone who is elected or appointed to office and who exercises governmental functions. Open a dictionary.
Not unlike a judge, they should act with integrity and impartiality. How can you argue with that? Dr. Al did neither. He demonstrated a pattern of hostility and resentment toward an individual group. He acted with negligence. He bungled the Range Resources Case because he just had “to make big news,” so he could cash in on his next career after PUBLIC OFFICE.
People like David and TXSharon are the problem with the environmental movement. There is no legitimacy because you are ignorant and blind to the facts.
TXSharon, you like to point out that Judge Loftin had a conflict of interest, but did you ever consider Dr. Al’s conflict(s) of interest? He worked for EDF authoring studies (which didn’t stand up to peer review) critical of Barnett shale air quality. He provided testimony against TCEQ’s permitting activities.
This guy was a walking conflict of interest – a pawn for the Administration. If you want to be mad at somebody, get mad at the Barak Obama. That’s why you’re wearing that T-shirt.
Look, this is not this first time you have been on this blog, but last time you did not use the name Shannon. So, I’m not going to waste my time arguing with you.
Sharon you know the energy industry has started paying ‘Ghosts’ like Shannon or whom every she/he is to blog/social media in an attempt to improve the image of the energy industry.
I look at it as an opportunity to expound upon the pit falls of dirty energy.
This troll started out by including it’s self with the use of ‘We’ but that facade was soon lost.
” I believe he thought he was doing the right thing, but we shouldn’t blindly throw our support behind him”
Why do these troll’s always lose their cool when everyone doesn’t agree with them? I think they are actually hurting industry and helping ours.
Oh, and then there’s the Chair of the Texas Railroad Commission blatantly campaigning against President Obama. Oh, Miss Shannon. Your bliss is showing.
Shannon: What about the death threats Dr. Al was getting? Did he deserve those?
Ghostblogger – Absolutely not. No one deserves to be threatened for doing their job – or blogging – or anything for that matter. This is a free country. Where people should be FREE to speak their mind.
Buts that has nothing to do with my argument. Completely immaterial.
Since the EPA “squirted” out our beloved Dr. Al., I am convinced that today’s EPA is more worthless than t was iunder Bushie Boy in the days of old. The current administration, on high, is pro natural gas!!
See article shown in link below which is entitled “Obama Administration Shifts Support to Natural Gas” in an industry wiper.
Article states that Obama met with several members of the natural gas industry at the White House to discuss policies for encourtaging greater use of the fossil fuel. No wonder that the EPA came to attention and marched in lock step and ousted Dr. Al.
And on top of that—I would venture a guess that (since the president has been bought off) the natural gas industry will change the EPA to look and act more like the TRRC! No wonder that Dr. Al. left on his own–good man!
How did Dr. Al do?
kim Feil says
Me and Benzene too !