by Eric Lendrum
The Biden Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing the creation of a new “Office of Environmental Justice,” meant to focus on so-called “global warming’s” impact on minorities.
As reported by Just The News, the new office will determine ways to “better protect the health of disadvantaged communities and vulnerable populations on the frontlines of pollution and other environmental health issues.”
In a statement Tuesday announcing the new initiative, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said that “The blunt truth is that many communities across our nation – particularly low-income communities and communities of color – continue to bear the brunt of pollution from industrial development, poor land use decisions, transportation, and trade corridors.” Becerra provided no evidence to back up his claims.
The new office will be supervised by Admiral Richard Levine, a man who believes he is a woman and thus goes by the new name “Rachel.”
“Millions in the U.S. are at risk of poor health because they live, work, play, learn and grow in or near areas of excessive pollution and other environmental hazards,” Levine said in his own statement. “The Office of Environmental Justice is an important avenue through which their well-being and quality of life are receiving our full attention.”
Since it is being created within HHS, the new office will be able to directly coordinate with and control other key health-related agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The White House released its own statement through Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, who said that “by creating this new office and prioritizing environmental justice at HHS, Secretary Becerra is undertaking the type of bold institutional reform that is desperately needed to deliver clean air and clean water for all communities.”
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
Photo “HHS Building” by Sarah Stierch. CC BY 4.0.