29 Jun '12, 8pm

E.P.A. Official Who Resigned Over 'Crucify' Comment Joins Sierra Club

Al Armendariz, who resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency at the end of April after it came to light that he had suggested that the agency “crucify” polluters to deter others, is joining the Sierra Club to work on its campaign to end the use of coal. A former regional administrator based in Texas, he embarrassed the administration for what top officials called his “inappropriate and inaccurate” comments on the agency’s enforcement policy. He will join the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign as a senior campaign representative based in Austin. “This is an exciting day for clean energy and public health supporters in Texas,” said Bruce Niles, a top Sierra Club official. “Al has worked closely with the Sierra Club for many years, as an environmental scientist and professor. He understands the critical importance of developing clean energy to create jobs, protect p...

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