Green Police? DHS Launches ‘Environmental Justice’ Units
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.
The framework for the DHS’ ‘Environmental Justice Working Group includes eleven federal government bodies, including the TSA, the Secret Service and FEMA.
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.