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The New American ^ | 5/3/2012 | Larry Greenley

Posted on 05/04/2012 4:31:31 AM PDT by IbJensen

One of the most successful grassroots campaigns during the past year has been the Stop Agenda 21 movement both at the local level and state level. However, we haven't heard as much about Agenda 21 implementation at the national level.

Of course, there were President Bill Clinton's establishment of the President's Council on Sustainable Development by executive order in 1993 and President Obama's "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance" executive order in 2009. And, many federal agencies have been incorporating sustainability into various aspects of their organizations. Still, virtually all Stop Agenda 21 grassroots activity has been focused on the local and state levels.

The establishment of Clinton's President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) started a pattern of denial by federal government agencies regarding any connection with the United Nations Agenda 21. Even though the PCSD was clearly established in 1993 in support of the UN's Agenda 21 and its Sustainable Development proposals from the UN's '92 Earth Summit in Rio, the PCSD's statements and documents never referred to the UN and Agenda 21.

We have evidence that federal officials were taking pains to make the PCSD appear to be completely separate from the UN's Agenda 21 because J. Gary Lawrence, an advisor to the PCSD, said the following in 1998:

Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy-fixated groups and individuals in our society.... This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21 [Local Agenda 21]. So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.

This helps explain why virtually all federal activities in pursuit of sustainability rarely make any reference to the UN or the UN's Agenda 21, even though these federal activities are very much in sync with the UN's Agenda 21.

Nonetheless, there have been very significant developments regarding sustainability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) beginning with its 40th anniversary in late 2010. On November 30, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stated: "Today I am formally requesting President Cicerone and the National Academies convene a committee of experts to provide to the U.S. EPA an operational framework for sustainability that applies across all of the agency’s programs, policies, and actions."

Jackson added: "Today we have a new opportunity in front of us. We have an opportunity to focus on how environmentally protective and sustainable we can be. You see, it’s the difference between treating disease and pursuing wellness."

The National Academies of Science (NAS) responded with a detailed study, Sustainability and the U.S. EPA (aka the "Green Book"), which cost the EPA $700,000, and which was published in August 2011. The NAS also produced a five-minute video (see video also below) about this project.

Here are some excerpts from the 286-page "Green Book":

• "The [UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development] called upon the UN General Assembly to transform its [1987] report into a global action plan for sustainable development. The nations of the world did precisely that at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, or 'Earth Summit,' in Rio de Janeiro. These nations, including the United States, endorsed a global sustainable development action plan, known as Agenda 21, and a set of 27 principles for sustainable-development, called the Rio Declaration. Together, these agreements modify the definition of development by adding a third pillar — environmental protection and restoration — to the economic and social pillars of development."

• "First, the committee recommends that EPA formally adopt as its sustainability paradigm the 'Three Pillars' approach of 'Social,' 'Environment,' and 'Economic' dimensions of sustainability.”

• "Sustainability impact assessment is used to analyze the probable effects of a particular project or proposal on the social, environmental, and economic pillars of sustainability.”

Thus, the "Green Book" acknowledges that the nations of the world, including the United States, "endorsed a global sustainable development action plan, known as Agenda 21" at the '92 Earth Summit in Rio. Next, the NAS committee recommended that "EPA formally adopt as its sustainability paradigm the 'Three Pillars' approach of 'Social,' 'Environment,' and 'Economic' dimensions of sustainability.” Which would make the EPA sustainability paradigm exactly in sync with the three pillars of sustainable development agreed upon at the '92 Earth Summit. Finally, the NAS proposed a new tool for EPA, the sustainability impact assessment, that would be "used to analyze the probable effects of a particular project or proposal on the social, environmental, and economic pillars of sustainability.”

Therefore, it is apparent that the NAS "Green Book" is positioning the EPA to become the premier federal agency for implementing Agenda 21 in the United States.

EPA spokesman are wary in this highly-charged, election-year political climate about making any definitive statement regarding whether and how soon the EPA would adopt the "Green Book" sustainability methodology. However, it is clear from listening to the audio of the November 30, 2010, meeting where the EPA commissioned the NAS to produce a new "operational framework for sustainability" for the EPA that the EPA sees the "sustainability paradigm" as the future for the agency.

Moreover, just to keep it real for those of us accustomed to the American way of life, here is what Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, said in his opening speech to the attendees: “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable.” (Emphasis added.)

Based on Strong's remarks, it doesn't take much of an imagination to predict just how much downward pressure on our standard of living would be exerted by a sustainability oriented EPA.

It also doesn't take too much talent at connecting the dots to understand that an EPA based on sustainability, an EPA that wants to pursue wellness, not treat disease, an EPA that wants to use "sustainability impact assessments" to analyze the probable effects of a particular project or proposal on the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability — that would be an EPA that would aspire to regulate in detail virtually every aspect of our lives, thus completely destroying our freedom and prosperity.

The point of all of the above is that even though the EPA is already guilty of vastly over-regulating us, an EPA based on an operational framework of sustainability would be much worse.

There's currently no legislation in Congress to stop the EPA from implementing the UN Agenda 21 concept of sustainability. Realistically, given the makeup of Congress, there's virtually no chance that a bill could be passed this year to stop EPA implementation of Agenda 21.

However, in light of the rapid growth of the Stop Agenda 21 movement over the past year, and the changes that will occur with the elections in November, Congress could very well be more likely to initiate and pass anti-Agenda 21 legislation in 2013. Click here if you would like to send a message to your Representative and Senators about this issue.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communistwhitehut; epa; obozo
Democrats are in favor of nation building by our troops in muslim lands. Here, joined by a large percentage of Republicrats, they are destroying our nation.

Those who would accommodate the international scheme for castrating America in order to fold it into the global land fill are traitorous rats.

Call Terminex, as our complicit Congress will do nothing.

1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:31:33 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

But, our beloved Speaker and Senate Minority Leader will be in the fray before you can blink your eyes....uuuhhhh, they won’t? Oh, what a surprise..../super duper sarc

2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: IbJensen

Last summer, my San Fernando Valley neighborhood gathered together to build a bicycle path across the street from me. We leveled a path, spread mulch, planted free trees and shrubs and people started walking their dogs and jogging. All was good.

Now they are building a huge 3 story Section 8 apartment building that is visible from my house.

They extended the Orange Line up to Chatsworth and even though it is not open yet, the traffic has gotten much worse.

Now I notice the 3 and 4 story apartment buildings going up all over the valley. The idea here, as stated by our mayor, is to make traffic so unbearable that we have to walk, ride bicycles or take government transportation.

3 posted on 05/04/2012 5:25:45 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: IbJensen


4 posted on 05/04/2012 5:32:39 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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5 posted on 05/04/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by Miss Maam
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To: Haddit

This document is from the EPA, HUD, CalTrans, etc. It spells out the mobility plan for California’s future and Cars are not on in the plan! This plan calls for a Regional and Interregional planning of our future! Soviet style government at its best.

6 posted on 05/04/2012 5:45:39 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: IbJensen

Hmmmmmmmmm...I’ll have to see if I can find something on Agenda’s #1-#20, and #22-...............

Wondering what they might be with our attentions focused on only #21.

Yeah, Just kidding. I know it’s Agenda for the 21st Century, but wondering as the Left is notorious for diverting attention from their real work. Sneaky b-stards.

7 posted on 05/04/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks, it’s a PDF, I’ll have to read it on my other computer.

8 posted on 05/04/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: IbJensen

The silver lining is that they’re being forced to haul out the EPA big guns because Agenda 21 has been stalling at the state and local level. It seems those darned Tea Party members started showing up at meetings and raising a stink about it.

You can read much more about this in the NY Times, where there has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the subject.

And as always, when you start winning you have to expect that the enemy will haul out some more serious weapons.

9 posted on 05/04/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen

Video from the article

10 posted on 05/04/2012 6:42:16 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: IbJensen; All
Stop in and see Henry Lamb's site at Sovereignty International -- he's been fighting against the UN and A21 for decades.

The book on "Global Governance" details their blueprints, and he has many explanatory videos listed there.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 7:26:27 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: IbJensen
EPA has definately become by design the NAZI SS of America.

I say by design as that is exactly what they set out to do from the beginning. CREATE a PROBLEM first, then sell the solution. THAT IS WHAT THE NAZI SS of America did.

Any Gov't entity that has TOTAL POWER to make peoples lives miserable and watch them squirm trying to obey the rules is nothing but the NAZI SS.

You can never please these people. They will always come up with a new SCARE, understand this, it's known as JOB SECURITY.

When they began and in my field of Real Estate, I saw these people who were hired by EPA as LOSERS. Meaning they could not SELL Real Estate, or do anything productive. SO they went to school (basic course of about $75), and come out an EXPERT in inspections, etc.

EPA created these LOSERS jobs, and these loser types began to LOVE the power to make others miserable by a stroke of a pen of their EXPERTISE (barf), because they were picked on and/or made fun of by the WINNERS, and they also knew they were LOSERS.

At one seminar WAY BACK: I TOLD ONE OF THEM OF, BUT GOOD. he just smiled as if to say, "Your RIGHT", but what you gonna do about it?

12 posted on 05/04/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: IbJensen; Miss Maam; Whenifhow

If you want to be on or off the Agenda 21 ping list, please notify me by Freepmail. It is a relatively low volume list in which we have been exploring the UN Agenda21 and related topics. We have collected our studies with threads, links, and discussions on the Agenda 21 thread which can be found here:


13 posted on 05/21/2012 7:29:58 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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