AP environmental writer spills a ton of virtual ink extolling the virtues of Obama’s wild spending on his Great Lakes Restoration Initiative while ignoring the initiative’s true purpose.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is just like every other Obama (or Democrat / Leftist) ‘initiative’ and can be summed up in two words.
If you are a regular reader of MCT, you have read about Great Lakes Restoration Initiative over a year ago:
In a related move, Obama has unleashed another bureaucratic layer, in the EPA, to oversee the implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative:
This Action Plan – including the funding and other policy tools that will be used to leverage its outcomes – is intended to realize our goals: that the fish are safe to eat; the water is safe to drink; the beaches and waters are safe for swimming, surfing, boating and recreating; native species and habitats are protected and thriving; no community suffers disproportionately from the impacts of pollution; and the Great Lakes are a healthy place for people and wildlife to live.
“[N]o community suffers disproportionately from the impacts of pollution” is another way of stating the EPA is planning to use its regulatory power to implement Environmental Justice in the Great Lakes region. An example of how this will work is outlined on page 20of the Action Plan.
Now, not only does the EPA have the power to regulate carbon dioxide, the gas all people exhale, the EPA through the National Ocean Council has the authority to regulate the usage of the Great Lakes, its adjacent waterways and the oceans with John P. Holdren pulling the strings.
You can’t trust the MSM to tell the entire story.