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Is Green Socialism EPA's Real Goal?
Posted 10/27/2010 07:22 PM ET
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has made "environmental justice" a priority. AP View Enlarged Image
Government: While it destroys jobs with its regulations, the EPA has an opening for an "environmental protection specialist" whose job it is to help the agency meet its "environmental justice goals." Meet its what?
If socialism and environmentalism had a child, it would be called the Environmental Protection Agency. Established under President Nixon to ensure the quality of our air and water, it has become a tool of social engineering to implement President Obama's promised fundamental transformation of America
The EPA is looking for someone with "knowledge of the theories and principles of environmental protection, especially as they relate to issues of environmental justice and the impacts of environmental laws, policies, legislation and regulation on minority and/or low-income groups and communities."
The job, located in New York City, pays up to $84,000. No college degree is required - just a hatred of industry, development and fossil fuels, and a belief that minorities are the deliberate victims of capitalist exploitation.
Come to think of it, that description fits the Obama administration's departed "green jobs" czar, Van Jones. He believed that white America deliberately poured its pollution into minority communities and sought redistribution of wealth in the name of environmental justice.
In January 2008, Jones spoke of an "environmental justice community that said, 'Hey, wait a minute, you know, you're regulating, but you're not regulating equally.' And the white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people-of-color communities, because they don't have a racial justice frame."
His most famous rant occurred at the Powershift Conference in March 2009. There, he spoke of "our Native American sisters and brothers who were pushed and bullied and mistreated and shoved into all the land we didn't want, where it was all hot and windy."'
But now, he added, they "own and control 80% of the renewable energy resources. No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth!"
Van Jones may be off the roster of the administration that picked him, but his views remain and permeate the EPA and its policies.
To "give them the wealth" requires that it be taken first from those who created it. That presumably would be a main task for the new environmental justice coordinator.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has made environmental justice an EPA priority, and in July the agency released a 56-page "guidance" to help its employees "advance environmental justice" to low-income and minority communities.
"Achieving environmental justice is an agency priority and should be factored into every decision," the document noted.