For Immediate Release (Monday, April 30, 2012):
For More Information, Contact: Ken Kramer 512-626-4204
Statement of Ken Kramer, Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club,
on the Resignation of Dr. Al Armendariz
as Region 6 EPA Administrator
The resignation of Dr. Al Armendariz as Region 6 EPA administrator is a major loss for Texas.
He brought a breath of fresh air literally and figuratively to Texas in his vigorous enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act. He took the bold steps that have been needed for decades to move our state forward to achieving a clean and healthy environment for Texans.
Dr. Armendariz was one of the best Region
6 EPA administrators who have served since the post was
created in the 1970s. The only people who will celebrate
this resignation are the polluters who continue to foul
Texas air and the politicians who serve those special