He has apparently apologized, but Al Armendariz, the EPA administrator in the Region 6 Dallas office, said in 2010 the following statement, defining his philosophy of enforcing regulations against oil and gas companies:

It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean.  They'd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw, and they'd crucify them.  And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.

While he has apologized, the EPA itself is defending their enforcement philosophy.  What needs to be done with Al Armendariz?  Let us know what you think...