As if the United States doesn’t already have enough bureaucratic red tape being created by the more than 430 estimated departments, agencies, and sub-agencies in the federal government (the true number of agencies is unknown, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute), Hillary Clinton wants to give us another.
Clinton has vowed to fight ‘environmental racism’ by establishing an Environmental and Climate Justice Task Force to “make environmental and climate justice, including cumulative impacts, an integral part of federal decision-making,” according to the statement she has posted on her website.
Highlights taken directly from Clinton’s memo state,
“Across America, the burdens of air pollution, water pollution, and toxic hazards are borne disproportionately by low-income communities and communities of color.”
“…Clinton will also work with Congress to ensure that victims of environmental crimes receive compensation for their injuries, direct the EPA and Justice Department to work together on using Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to prevent or rectify environmental injustices, and direct Justice Department prosecutors to be just as tough on environmental criminals as they are on other criminals who endanger our communities,”
“…And the impacts of climate change, from more severe storms to longer heat waves to rising sea levels, will disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities, which suffer the worst losses during extreme weather and have the fewest resources to prepare. Simply put, this is environmental racism.”
Hillary revealed her plans during a speech given at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
Her task force would be charged with carrying out “stronger enforcement” of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, that prohibits any discrimination based on race, color, and nation of origin.
Do you see any problems with federal agencies being given carte blanche to prosecute what they deem as ‘environmental racism’ crimes?