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Eddie_T 06-11-2012 12:17 PM

EPA Police Come Calling
Big brother comes calling on Asheville man just because he emailed an EPA employee.

RALEIGH ? An Asheville businessman is left with more questions than answers after a May 2 visit to his home by two armed special agents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accompanied by an Asheville police officer, apparently to question him about what the EPA interpreted as a ?cryptic and concerning? email.

The incident is under investigation by the office of Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

Larry Keller, who runs a computer consulting business from his Asheville home, sent an email April 27 to the EPA in an attempt to reach Al Armendariz, EPA regional administrator for Region 6. Two days earlier, a video from 2010 was posted on YouTube in which Armendariz said his enforcement philosophy was to ?crucify? officials from big oil and gas companies.
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RedJeepXJ 06-11-2012 05:37 PM

so he used terms that could imply bodily harm in the email and the epa informed authorities.....

I agree it was kind of obvious but you never know.......

Eddie_T 06-12-2012 10:28 AM

The government even uses the "freedom of Information Act" against its citizens. The purpose of the act was to foster release of information not previously disclosed. It was never intended to be used to stonewall simple answers.

Eddie_T 06-12-2012 04:12 PM

Our local ABC news outlet finally picked up on the story and interviewed Keller. he is turning the tables and investigating the EPA. So far he has revealed layer after layer of top management and offices. The EPA just may have tried to intimidate the wrong guy.

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