Skip to comments.Environmental justice: Hope and change, or power and control?
Posted on 06/15/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by lward99
The marriage of environmentalism and civil rights has created a perfect storm of regulatory power that has the potential to control or kill any project anywhere in the United States.
For the Obama administration, it is not enough for federal agencies to simply solicit the viewpoints of minority and low-income groups before undertaking a new project. An agency must prove it did all it could to try to convince these groups to participate or potentially face civil-rights charges and a loss of funding. ...
Title VI is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits "discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." In the 2011 memorandum of understanding that Mr. Obama issued on environmental justice, he explicitly suggests using this act in order to advance a radical environmental agenda.
Read more: http://times247.com/articles/28environmental-justice-part-iii-power-and-control3#ixzz1xs4TpLPj
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