Environmental Justice — HHS And The EPA’s Catchall for Societal Transformation and Redistribution


By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: Bob Sowdon
NoisyRoom.net

Several days ago, I wrote an article entitled: The Office Of Refugee Resettlement — Facilitators For A ‘Manufactured Human Crisis.’ ORR is directly connected to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS has become the ultimate transformational entity for the US in the Obama Administration. They are doing this under the guise of Environmental Justice.

HHS defines Environmental Justice as follows:

Environmental Justice (EJ) is 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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the federal effort to provide an environment where all people enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards.

Sounds nice and altruistic, doesn’t it? Not so much. Environmental Justice covers just about every radical movement put forth by the Progressive/Marxist Left. Some of the areas covered under this agency are: wealth redistribution, global warming/climate change, the environment, food, transportation, income redistribution/minimum wage, tribal populations and rights, Obamacare, rural assets/Agenda 21, the emergency response system,, housing, race discrimination/civil rights, education, amnesty/illegal immigration, Alaska native and non-native Alaskan communities, diseases, disaster recovery/emergency situations, job creation and funding.

For a movement that started out as a conservation movement, it certainly has morphed into a Progressive monstrosity. Instead, what the movement is now about is redistribution of all assets such as land, wealth, income, etc. It is a Marxist enforcement agency, pure and simple.

Perhaps the most egregious and patently false facade of HHS is tracking illegal alien children and proclaiming that citizenship is a right, much as they claim food, housing and environmental justice as a whole is a human right. I seriously believe these people don’t even know what a ‘right’ is.

The foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic:

  • Our Rights are unalienable and come from God;
  • The purpose of civil government is to protect our God-given Rights;
  • Civil government is legitimate only when it operates with our consent; and
  • Since the US Constitution is the formal expression of the Will of the People, the federal government operates with our consent only when it obeys the Constitution.

Nowhere in that did it say that people are entitled to things. Progressives seem to think they can just randomly define what a right is and make it so. That’s just not so. The Constitution is the basis for our Republic. To bandy about the term ‘Human Rights’ is merely to facilitate Marxist and government control through verbiage and self-proclaimed control.

Here is the SUMMARY OF STRATEGIC ELEMENTS, GOALS, AND STRATEGIES for Environmental Justice directly from HHS – see what you make of this:

Strategic Element I: Policy Development and Dissemination

Goals

  • Strengthen the application of health and environmental statutes and policies in minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Identify and address, as appropriate, human health or environmental effects of HHS programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Support and advance a “health in all policies” approach that protects and promotes the health and well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.

Strategies

  • Integrate environmental justice principles and strategies into the implementation of key statutes and policies that may impact minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Incorporate environmental justice principles and strategies into consideration of emerging issues that may disproportionately impact minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Provide consultation and/or partner with other Federal departments, where appropriate and feasible, on environmental policies, programs and initiatives that may impact health and well-being, with particular attention to minority and low-income populations and Indian Tribes.

Strategic Element II: Education and Training

Goals

  • Educate communities, workers, the general public, health professionals, human services providers and the HHS workforce about environmental justice and environmental health to empower them to actively participate in the development and implementation of programs, policies and activities impacting and serving minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.
  • Build a health workforce prepared to prevent and diagnose conditions associated with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures and to provide high quality, culturally competent care.

Strategies

  • Educate the public, especially in communities with minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures, about environmental justice, environmental hazards, and healthy community environments.
  • Enhance health professionals’ and human services providers’ education and training in environmental health and environmental justice.
  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of health and environmental justice across HHS agencies and among HHS employees.

Strategic Element III: Research and Data Collection, Analysis, and Utilization

Goals

  • Strengthen research and advance data collection on the health and environment of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Empower the public to participate in the development and implementation of HHS policies, programs, and interventions by improving access to data and research findings on the risks of adverse environmental exposures.

Strategies

  • Increase the involvement of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures in research and in data collection and utilization, and communicate findings to stakeholders.
  • Identify and characterize environmental and occupational factors that have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes.
  • Bolster the efforts of HHS, state, local, territorial, and tribal agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations, to collect, maintain, and analyze data on disproportionately high and adverse environmental and occupational exposures and on health effects in minority and low-income populations and Indian Tribes.

Strategic Element IV: Services

Goals

  • Improve access to and quality of care and services for minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.
  • Advance the economic potential and social well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.

Strategies

  • Increase the capacity of health professionals delivering care and services to minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical and behavioral health conditions associated with adverse environmental exposures.
  • Identify minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures, as well as the physical and behavioral health conditions and concerns of communities affected by these exposures.
  • Provide technical assistance and information resources to minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures in order to empower communities to address identified health and human services needs.
  • Provide funding opportunities and technical assistance to advance the economic potential and social well-being of minority and low-income populations and Indian tribes with disproportionately high and adverse environmental exposures.

This agency is aggressively insinuating itself into every aspect of our lives in the name of helping us. Aside from lavish meetings and retreats, where these regulatory fascists get together to discuss how we can be controlled, this regulatory behemoth has trashed the Constitution and every right we have. All the while, trying to redistribute every aspect of American production and success to the less fortunate and to those who feel entitled, thus transforming the US into a third world hellhole. Which, by the way, was the point all along. Environmental Justice is the HHS and EPA’s catchall for societal transformation and redistribution.

How’s Obama’s new version of reality working out for you America? Had enough yet? To quote Sarah Palin: “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”


Environmental Justice as Defined by the Centers for Disease Control
(What exactly does one have to do with the other?)

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