Trump EPA Spending $1.2 Million on “Environmental Justice” – by Regan Pifer
First question: do you know what environmental justice is? Me neither. Does even the EPA know what it is? Who knows…
But, apparently the Environmental Protection Agency is spending $1.2 million on it. That’s over a million of your tax dollars on something that isn’t even really definable.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
The agency will award 10 grants to nonprofit organizations and religious groups, according to a grant announcement released earlier this month.
“EPA defines ‘environmental justice’ as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies,” the announcement states. “Fair treatment means that no one group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups, should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal environmental programs and policies.”
Grant opportunities are available to “environmental justice networks,” “faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions,” and other nonprofit groups.
The EPA said it would give special consideration to grant proposals from rural areas.
Can we please get that definition in laymen’s terms? Of course, like any liberal initiative, there is mountains of paperwork and little evidence of constructive change.
Throw money and bureaucracy at a problem–that will fix it! Just like that one time, you know…
These EPA environmental justice grants “follow the EPA’s “Collaborative Problem-Solving Model,” a seven-step flow chart that urges communities to work together to ‘bring about positive change’ for sustainability.”
And we have that glorious liberal-lingo included in these grants and handbooks, from “Community Capacity-Building” and “Constructive Engagement” to “Environmental Justice Stakeholders.”
Your taxpayer dollars are going to fund these environmental justice concerns.
What are YOUR thoughts on this?
Is it necessary to put over a million dollars towards grants? Is this the best use of taxpayer dollars?
And this is happening under the Trump administration! Can you imagine if Barack was still in the White House?
Thankfully, Trump has been able to limit the reach of the Environmental Protection Agency since he has been in office.
Indeed, even six months after Trump’s inauguration, EPA employees were still “crying at their desks.”
At least they have desks. The EPA now employs “the lowest number of workers since the Reagan administration.”
Thankfully, Trump realizes the EPA is a bloated bureaucracy, fueled by liberal conspiracy, and fear. Sorry, Carter, but it’s true.
We may have gotten rid of the L.A. smog, but now we need to get rid of allllll the b.s.
Way too much liberal b.s. that still pervades the agency. Just a quick look at the EPA’s website will give your eyes a workout–rolling them, specifically.
We have articles such as “Environmental Justice for tribes and Indigenous People”, “Equitable Development and Environmental Justice”, and “Community Voices on Environmental Justice.”
And, if that isn’t enough–check out their blog.
Ok, now for the activity. I’d like to make a list of ALL of the initiatives that are more important and more pressing than the EPA’s agenda for “environmental justice.”
Issues that we have yet to find solutions to while money is being directed to environmental justice.
Who would like to join in? Let the social justice games begin!