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Armendariz Says EPA Will Re-Write Poll. Laws (Sep 24, 2012)

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who resigned after using the word ``crucify'' to describe his approach to violators says recent court decisions striking down federal pollution rules are just delaying the inevitable.

Al Armendariz says the EPA will simply rewrite and reapply cross-state air pollution rules on coal plant emissions. The state had sued the EPA on those issues, and some Texas politicians regarded court decisions opposing EPA actions as major victories.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Armendariz made the comments at the Texas Tribune Festival, a three-day public policy conference in Austin.

Armendariz took a job with the Sierra Club after resigning in April as the EPA's top administrator for the south central region that includes Oklahoma. He stepped down after Republicans targeted him over his ``crucify'' comments made two years ago.


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