In this video, you will see Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, make some bold admissions about EPA’s tactics that more resemble those of bullies than caretakers. In 2010 he said,
“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:
“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.
“Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”
“It’s a deterrent factor”