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I am perplexed about the paragraph below. Why is it more important not to effect minoritys or low income people when EVERYONE should be included in this. Read below....

Executive Order 12898, entitled "Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations," states in relevant part that "each Federal agency shall make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations." Section 1-101 of Exec. Order 12898, 59 Fed. Reg. 7629 (Feb. 16, 1994).

I guess I'm just chopped liver and don't count because I don't fit into that profile! Why do we have to separate people all of the time?? Pollution is pollution no matter what color your skin is or how much money you may or may not have! I just don't get it other than the fact that most people won't choose to live near a refinery or electrical power plant so maybe they want to put them in Beverly Hills now? ?  LOL.......


MrsBJLee's picture
Here's something else I

Here's something else I didn't know existed!!! You can get an ACID RAIN PERMIT? ? ?

Clean Air Act Title IV (Acid Rain Permit)

DdC's picture
If the GOPers goal is to gut

If the GOPers goal is to gut inspections, regulations, taxes, ethics and morals for the middle class. How much more do you think they did to low rent districts? Slum lords and lead paint to asbestos and a neglect continuing. Only now the funding is pilfered by the profits on top selling jobettes in private schools. Not that it matters with Texas version of reality, similar to the drug czar/education secretary censoring and reversing what they see as balancing liberal commies propaganda. Like civil rights with bell curves and evolution with the church profits selling prophets. Follow the money. The drug war makes a trillion dollars and those are the prohibitionists. Pollution makes a trillion dollars and those are the denialists and diversion trolls. It just seems they are so far removed or in isolation that they can give all out obedience, without question. In spite of their own children suffering. Like caged puppies dancing around sheriff joe, Arizoneda's emperor. Segregation still happens with schools. Western Pa suburbs were kept all white due to real estate markets. Same in Florida. Economic segregation forcing unnecessary ID's and taxed paid copshops and imperialism, fascism, socialism, classism, racism, and dumbing down, fattening up and pacifying people finding comfort in being told what to do. Liberty scares the begeeezus out of em, especially if its someone on a list they've profiled. So I could agree in a Utopian Unlibertarian way that removes the bandaids before the lacerations. They don't deserve any better but they do deserve equality and obviously you are in a position above poverty. Who can be against affordable health care and Peace? Clean air, water and dirt is overhead to some. Healthy people are costing them Pharmaceutical profits, fast food profits and fossil fools profits. Treatment pays, cures and prevention takes profits. War pays, Peace doesn't. Pills profit, weeds don't. Pollution profits directly and collateral damage repair. Kansas doesn't exist anymore Dorothy, its all G-20 Earth Inc. Mexamericanada.

Wow...have you ever heard of this?

Corporate Supreme Authority over the Environment

"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism
because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
~ Mussolini

Say What?
PA Governor Gives Energy Executive
Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting
Instead of ratcheting up oversight, PA's governor wants to hand authority over some of the state's most critical environmental decisions to an energy executive.

... and daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
The coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man. J Prine

WoD on the Environment

Public Serpants

The Corporate Muzzle


Toxic Drift: Monsanto and the Drug War in Colombia
Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution

Do you know where your clothes were made?

Cannabis Vs Trees

Seeking Rest From the Terrors, New York Pops Pills
Only The PotHeads Will Survive

Chemical Cotton vs Organic Hemp


Hemp 'Eats' Chernobyl Waste

Benefits of Marijuana: Acute radiation syndrome

Energy Farming in America

Hemp Powered Car Tours US/Canada

Henry Ford's Hemp-Made Hemp-Powered Car

10 Great Reasons to Kill Our Absurd Ban on Growing Hemp

Hemp Oil vs Fish

Starving Babies and Illegal Food

Hemp vs Dioxins

Hemplastic or Fossil Fools Crud

High on Hemp

The Stop ExxonMobil Alliance

Ancient Temple Hashish Incense! Did Jesus Inhale?
Blasphemy and The Tree of Life

The Effect of Controlled Substances Scheduling on Research

Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

Ganja 4 PTSD & Depression

The 'Virtues' of Ganja

AEC, DOE, NRC, Nuclear Murderers

The Counterculture Colonel

Bushit Rumcheney Cocktail:
Fascist Nationalism and MKULTRA

Ganja 4 Banned Nerve Gas Used on Yemeni Protesters

Strong corporate profits amid weak economy? = Outsourcing
Corporate Welfare Rats

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Wow...there you go again. It

Wow...there you go again. It will take me a week to go through all of those links!  ;-) I understand what you are saying. I really liked that poem or was it lyrics from a song??

and daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay

Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
The coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man. J Prine

I may not be living in poverty now but that hasn't always been the case so I can relate to those who are in it now. There are some who are content enough to stay in that situation and there are those (like myself) who won't except that as my fate and will get up off of their rear and find a way out (like I did).


DdC's picture
Thats what bookmarks are for,

Thats what bookmarks are for, no hurry it'll be there awhile

Everybody deserves a clean environment regardless of income. Its crazy to have to barter for everything that helps the people. Cutting one service to pay for another, while tax deadbeats are fighting to keep their stash untouched. They use the services. Plus the wasted money for these police actions around the globe, especially the drug war. It seems we make a lot of money each year and pay a lot of taxes each year. We tax tax paid employees. Yert it goes to no bid contracters and war toys. Just silly selling out humans for piles of money...

John Prine : Paradise lyrics (2010) U2b

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Princeton poly sci prof

Princeton poly sci prof Martin Gilens' study on the desires of the three income groups and which desires get attention. If only 20% of rich support a measure it has a 20% chance of being enacted. If 80% of rich support a measure it's a 50% chance of enactment. If 20% of either of the other groups have a concern, it is never even discussed. If 80% of  Middle class or poor have a concern, the measure is not even discussed.

Martin Gilens replies A democracy that ignores most of the public most of the time has a tenuous claim to legitimacy.
That's why democracy in America is a myth. American Democracy and Unicorns are similar concepts. 

Guess who else is being duped?

The obstacles to enhancing representational equality in America are considerable, both because political reform is always hard to achieve and because economic resources and the political influence that accompanies them continue to shift toward the already advantaged. But as John Ferejohn points out, most of the top 10 percent have more interests in common with the bottom 90 percent than with the top 1 percent. If enough Americans come to see that current arrangements favor the privileged few, change is possible.
I would say 90% of the top 10% have more interests in common with the bottom 90%, which is what the 99% movement is about.

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Having seen this in some of

Having seen this in some of my own friends, I would say that your final statement is wrong. Many of the top 10% and even some below that seem to think they fit in the top 10% so they side with the top 1% thinking they will end up there someday.

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In part, Mr. Ferejohn and

In part, Mr. Ferejohn and Mrs. BJ Lee are both correct.  The bottom 90% of the top 10% have more in common with the 99% than the 1%, but the bottom 90% of the US' richest 10% are used as a buffer between the 1% and the 99%.

Look how people who make over $100k per year are more likely to defend the 1% than the 99% because they're conditioned to think that they're not part of the 99% and may be in the 1% someday, so that's where they place their loyalty.  Their pittance of $100k a year might seem like a lot compared to most Americans, but it's far less than is needed to be noticed by the 1%.  They will more than likely never be part of the 1%, but they're sold that myth to act against the 99%.  This creates a buffer between the super rich and the super poor.  Now they're reducing the middle class, and the $100k-earners are still defending the 1%.

Selling the myth is easy when only seven Fortune 500 companies control 80% of our national media.

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Thank you. I like how you put

Thank you. I like how you put it and I hadn't thought of the "buffer" only the fact that you have "want a be 1%er's" acting and voting like they are already in the 1% but will never get there. Nicely done. Thanks!