The EPA & Lisa P. Jackson’s Magical Mystery Tour

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.

Comments
  • John Carey October 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    And when the state finally called an article V convention, they passed an amendment that permitted any state to repeal or nullify any action by an agent of the federal government that clearly exceeds their authority under the constitution. Wait a minute…I just woke up…it was a dream…a wonderful dream.

    • steve October 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      The EPA is walking all over the Constitution. Thank you Richard Nixon.

    • theCL October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm

      Have you read Tom Woods?

      If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.

      Nullification has a long history in American tradition and is already available to the states now. A convention is a double-edged sword. Too risky and not needed.

      • John Carey October 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm

        Nullification is indeed an option CL. Both would require states to work together. Right now I’m open for anything to rein in the police state.

  • Matt October 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    We would need to make sure that there are Conservative majorities in most every state legislatures before a Convention. Could you imagine what the “Progressive” States Network would propose?

    Nullification is perhaps the best way to go now, as well as retaking the Congress. The long term goal might very well be a convention.

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