Al Armendariz

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson speaks about new mercury emission regulations during a news conference at the Children's National Medical Center on Dec. 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration’s Top EPA Official Resigns Over ‘Crucify’ Comment

The Obama administration’s top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word “crucify” to describe his approach to enforcement.