Perry, others welcome EPA administrator's resignation over 'crucify' comment
POSTED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:14pm
The Environmental Protection Agency's top administrator in Texas resigned Monday amid Republican protests over two-year-old comments in which he said the agency should "crucify" polluters as a deterrent.
Al Armendariz, a chemical engineer who never shied from the activist label, told EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson in a resignation letter that he regretted his words and did not want to be a distraction to the federal agency. She immediately accepted.
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