As I read through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s February 2012 document, Environmental Justice Strategy, I was reminded of a post I had published around the time of the National Football League’s 2010 Super Bowl. It included one spot lifted from a series of tongue-in-cheek Audi commercials in which members of the “Green Police” are shown “protecting and conserving the Earth.”
Now, it appears fiction is becoming reality as Janet Napolitano‘s crew is preparing to launch a real-world Green Police with an “environmental justice” strategy based on the vision statement below:
“Environmental justice” describes the commitment of the Federal Government, through its policies, programs, and activities, to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority or low-income populations. As described in the 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), our Nation’s vision of homeland security is a homeland safe and secure, resilient against terrorism and other hazards, and where American interests and aspirations and the American way of life can thrive. In seeking to fulfill this vision, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aspires to avoid burdening minority and low-income populations with a disproportionate share of any adverse human health or environmental risks associated with our efforts to secure the Nation. DHS joins with other departments and agencies to appropriately include environmental justice practices in our larger mission efforts involving federal law enforcement and emergency response activities.
Please vote wisely in 2012.
Hat tip: InfoWars
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