The EPA and Obama Administration are not shying away from their Environmental Justice agenda.
Via the EPA:
SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, October 16th, President Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, will host a press conference and town hall meeting in Oakland following a day-long environmental justice tour. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus representing Los Angeles, Compton, Long Beach, Carson, Oakland, and many of California’s ethnically diverse congressional districts will participate in a historic Environmental Justice Tour in Oakland.
The tour will include a stop at a site recognized by EPA as one of the most toxic in the nation; a town hall meeting with environmental advocates and leaders; and a stop at an urban food cooperative fighting to combat inner-city food deserts. The tour will provide a unique opportunity to discuss key issues, view developing success stories and get a first hand look at ongoing challenges on the path to environmental justice for Californian communities.
Oakland is the 4th stop on the joint EPA-CBC Environmental Justice Tour, with leaders visiting several areas throughout the country to highlight environmental justice challenges faced by Americans in all communities.
While the United States is hemorrhaging jobs, racking up massive amounts of debt and all Obama and his crew are worrying about are Food deserts (created by liberal policies) and Environmental Justice (leveraging environmental laws and regulations to achieve economic redistribution).
*View the balance of the EPA’s announcement and agenda (PDF) here.