A few weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out a brand new “Climate Justice” program.

This initiative would be incomplete, however, if it did not target those most disproportionately impacted by climate change. It has been well documented that the impacts of a warming and increasingly unstable climate are already weighing more heavily on underserved, low-income, minority, and tribal communities.

As with Obamacare, Americans who believe that this new program is actually going to improve their lives will be…deeply disappointed.

Despite the wildly successful fracking industry, which now accounts for half of all U.S. output, the head of the EPA says Americans are going to have to learn to live with less fossil fuels.

People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said while discussing the recent global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

During a social media discussion with Mashable last week, McCarthy said that fighting climate change will “not have to be just what government does, but it has to be what people do.”

“People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases to the extent they can,” McCarthy said. “But also, as you said- demand government to be responsive to this.”

I do not think that the minority communities targeted in the “Climate Justice” program will appreciate this approach when they do not have enough gas to head to work, or they have to decide between heating their home in the winter or buying locally grown food at the store they are forced to walk to.

But perhaps minorities will be consoled that the EPA is hiring a new “diversity” bureaucrat at a six-figure salary?

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire a “Diversity and Inclusion Specialists,” who will make $100,000 or more per year.

The agency will hire the employee to set up a diversity and inclusion “advisory body,” according to a government job posting.

I might consider applying for the job, but apparently McCarthy doesn’t want to talk to “climate deniers”.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said she’s done talking to “climate deniers” who don’t think human activities are causing global warming.

“If they haven’t figured out by now, what in God’s name could anyone say to them?” McCarthy said in a Facebook Live interview with Mashable Tuesday.

“I don’t check out flat Earth society and I’m not talking to climate deniers,” she said. “That’s it. Sorry, I know I’m supposed to be for everybody, but my patience has worn thin over eight years.”

Between the Animas River spill, the Flint Water Crisis, East Chicago’s lead and arsenic contamination problem, the misuse of the rules pertaining to “Waters of the United States” regulations, and the court cases involving the EPA-created law under “Clean Power Plan“, Americans have lost patience with the EPA.

Should Donald Trump be elected, I would give anything to see him go into McCarthy’s office and shout “You’re fired.” Now, that would be real climate justice!


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