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Good evening -- Rivera major player with the Environmental Protection Agency is apologizing.
For comparing his enforcement philosophy.
Two Roman crucifixion.
But Al -- -- -- -- finds himself standing at ground zero and an energy war between the Obama administration.
And big oil.
We have -- team coverage tonight chief national correspondent Jim Angle gets reaction from the oil and gas industry and chief White House correspondent Ed Henry shows us the video.
That started at all.
A shocking attack on the oil and gas industries by a top environmental official caught on tape.
A political appointee of President Obama declaring his philosophy on enforcement is like the Romans conquering villages crucify them he says.
-- -- -- -- Know that.
Now -- and Doris is not a low level official he runs the environmental protection agency's regional office that oversees the oil and gas -- in Louisiana Texas and Oklahoma.
So despite his apology for a poor choice of words in the 2010 speech to employees.
Oklahoma senator James in a half a longtime Republican critic of the EPA is demanding an investigation.
He apologized for using that word that that he went on to say we want to vigorously enforce.
Let's keep in mind this is all a part of the have Obama's war on domestic energy.
White House spokesman Jay Carney pushed back by noting the president has overseen sharp increases in oil and natural gas production.
And the official's comments not only are in -- inaccurate.
As a representation.
Or characterization of the way that the EPA has operated under President Obama made recruit -- inaccurate.
By our record on these issues critics charge the speech unmasked the administration's real approach.
There -- a few of the role of government is the government's job is to crucify American business to treat.
Private sector businesses like like barbarians you have to be conquered and tamed and and made examples of -- so the rest of us will fall on the line White House officials dismissed the attacks as hyperbole and what -- that is clearly.
Either this president's belief.
In the way that we should approach these matters more in the way that he has approach these matters.
So it armored -- is used -- -- represent the president's beliefs why has this political appointee not been fired I asked -- Carney he basically said look the official has apologized.
They think it's over press.
And then allowed in the north law.
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