Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz will join the staff of the Sierra Club effective in mid-July as Senior Campaign Representative for the organization’s Beyond Coal campaign. Armendariz resigned on April 30 after public attention was drawn to comments he made in 2010. He used the word “crucify” to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry, which drew criticism earlier this year from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe.
The Sierra Club on its web site says that Armendariz will be based in Austin and will “help move Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas off coal-fired electricity and toward an economy powered by job-generating clean energy sources such as wind and the sun.”
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