EPA’s Plans for Implementing UN’s Agenda 21
The New American – Larry Greenley – 6/3/2012
Nonetheless, there have been very significant developments regarding sustainability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) beginning with its 40th anniversary in late 2010. On November 30, 2010, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stated: “Today I am formally requesting President Cicerone and the National Academies convene a committee of experts to provide to the U.S. EPA an operational framework for sustainability that applies across all of the agency’s programs, policies, and actions.”
Here are some excerpts from the 286-page “Green Book”:
• “The [UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development] called upon the UN General Assembly to transform its  report into a global action plan for sustainable development. The nations of the world did precisely that at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, or ‘Earth Summit,’ in Rio de Janeiro. These nations, including the United States, endorsed a global sustainable development action plan, known as Agenda 21, and a set of 27 principles for sustainable-development, called the Rio Declaration. Together, these agreements modify the definition of development by adding a third pillar — environmental protection and restoration — to the economic and social pillars of development.”
• “First, the committee recommends that EPA formally adopt as its sustainability paradigm the ‘Three Pillars’ approach of ‘Social,’ ‘Environment,’ and ‘Economic’ dimensions of sustainability.”
• “Sustainability impact assessment is used to analyze the probable effects of a particular project or proposal on the social, environmental, and economic pillars of sustainability.”
THEREFORE, IT IS APPARENT THAT THE NAS “GREEN BOOK” IS POSITIONING THE EPA TO BECOME THE PREMIER FEDERAL AGENCY FOR IMPLEMENTING AGENDA 21 IN THE UNITED STATES.
Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, said in his opening speech to the attendees: “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing — are not sustainable.”
THERE’S CURRENTLY NO LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS TO STOP THE EPA FROM IMPLEMENTING THE UN AGENDA 21 CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY.
EPA Sustainability in everything it does
YouTube – Five Minute Video
Common set of principles and tools rules had guided the EPA for25 years
Red book on risk assessment
Green Book: Sustainability and the U.S. EPA – provides a framework
It’s more than a word—they want to make it real to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony for present and future generations. Signed by President Nixon in 1970 and reaffirmed by President Obama in 2009.
WWW.NAP.EDU…More at FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE IN SYNC WITH UN’S AGENDA 21
What is Agenda 21? http://t.co/QiL4ElJT
— texashale (Michael Hale) (@texashale) Fri May 4 2012
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