Armendariz to Sierra Club

July 01, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Why am I not surprised?  Last week, the Sierra Club announced that it had hired Al “Crucify ‘Em” Armendariz to help in its campaign against coal.  Environmental groups like the Sierra Club have been trying to crucify property owners for some time; Al’s Roman-style enforcement skills he learned and implemented at EPA should ...


Landowner sues EPA for $65 million

June 21, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Interesting case.  Appears that the feds have sued the man civilly and criminally.  Now he alleges that not only does EPA lack jurisdiction over his property, but also that EPA knew it all along and has chosen nevertheless unfairly to target him, make his life miserable, and ruin his business.  The complaint cites the Ole … ...


A Sackett ripple effect?

April 30, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

Last week it came to light that EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz had made a video several years ago detailing how he enforced various environmental statutes in his district.  Mr. Armendariz stated that EPA’s practice was to select individuals for particularly harsh treatment, to make examples out of them, so that other members of the ...