EPA Designates Millions More Towards 'Environmental Justice'

Joe Schoffstall | October 19, 2012
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently designated $2 million more towards 'indoor air quality projects' in the name of 'environmental justice', according to a recent investigation by Judicial Watch

These allocated funds are sent to "underserved" and minority communities with the objective of obtaining the same protection from health and environmental hazards as their wealthy counterparts.

Judicial Watch explains:

Here’s how it works; the EPA gives money to leftwing groups—including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants—that teach black, Latino and indigenous folks how to recycle, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization” and participate in “green jobs” training. The agency even funded a $7 million study to determine how pollution, combined with stress and other social factors, affects people in “poor and underserved communities.”

The latest round of allocations will go to organizations that will “educate, empower and enable their communities to understand and address local environmental and public health issues,” according to an EPA announcement. Another chunk of cash will go to a nonprofit that will teach low-income public school students in California asthma self-management skills.

More than $1 million will go to organizations and local governments that will try to develop indoor air quality projects that protect the needy in classrooms, communities and homes. This includes “asthma-friendly homes” for poor minorities and special training to educate the primary adults in the life of an asthmatic child.

The EPA offered this as an explanation for bringing 'envrironmental justice' to the United States:

The principles of environmental justice uphold the idea that all communities overburdened by pollution – particularly minority, low income and indigenous communities – deserve the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, equal access to the decision-making process and a healthy environment in which to live, learn and work.

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