Don't miss the 2010 Audi Super Bowl ad. These days, "environmental justice", the hottest buzzword of the totalitarian class, is being invoked for just about every government liberty slashing power grab, all in the name of national security of course.
Today, it’s illegal to manufacture 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in the USA. Here is what we are now facing. In its Environmental Justice Strategy document, the DHS says the idea is to “include environmental justice practices in our larger mission efforts involving federal law enforcement and emergency response activities” and to incorporate environmental justice in “securing the homeland”. The DHS sees its role in promoting “environmental justice” as not just limited to overseeing reviews of its own operations, but also “through regulatory permitting activities” in conjunction with state, local and tribal governments. It’s not just the Department of Homeland Security. The TSA will be involved. So will FEMA. So willl the Secret Service. (The Secret Service has previously been used only to protect the President and to enforce laws against counterfeiting.) All rold, 11 agencies will be involved. The DHS’ environmental justice strategy follows calls by Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano for the federal agency to start battling “climate change” as a national security issue.
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