I’m an Armendariz, Are You?
At the end of April Dr. Al Armendariz, a top EPA official in the South-Central region, resigned after Republicans targeted him for a comment he made two years ago. He said he was going to make examples of companies that violated environmental laws. In other words, he wasn’t going to let oil and gas companies poison our air and water when the law is meant to protect it.
Some of Dr. Al’s supporters have decided to show their support for his work by taking a picture with an “I’m an Armendariz sign.” The sign is based on a quote by Senator Inhofe (R-OK) after he learned that Dr. Al resigned:
“It’s not just Armendariz. There are lots of other Armendarizes around.”
To prove how right the Senator is, imanarmendariz.com is collecting pictures from citizens everywhere who are proudly willing to stand behind a sign that says “I’m an Armendariz.”
We are doing this to show everyone that we are for prosecuting environmental criminals, not intimidating regulators or environmental advocates.
Sharon Wilson, Gulf Region Organizer.