My last post featured editorial kudos for the EPA’s evenhanded approach to regulation of one aspect of drilling: handling of methane and volatile organic compounds during fracking.  Perhaps the accolades were premature.  I speak of the recently exposed and widely distributed video of the then-new and recently-resigned EPA Region 6 director Al Armendariz invoking an

“The wolf will live with the lamb,

the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling together . . .”

(Isaiah 11:6)

What does the Old Testament have to do with the oil business? It seems the EPA’s new rules on the capture of methane and volatile organic