In a recent press conference, Joe Biden attempted to explain his new “Environmental Justice” executive order.
In yet another demonstration of his unwavering commitment to virtue signaling, Biden fumbled his words trying to articulate his administration’s enforcement of ‘social justice credit scores.’
“Under this order, environmental justice will become the responsibility of every single federal agency,” Biden stated.
Biden: “Under this order, environmental justice will become the responsibility of every single federal agency.”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 21, 2023
We can only imagine what kind of bureaucratic nightmare that will create.
During a separate press conference, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House Press Secretary, was asked what this order would mean for the people in East Palestine, Ohio. Her response was nothing short of a verbal tap dance. Instead of giving a straightforward answer, Jean-Pierre rambled on about Biden’s “ambitious climate agenda,” completely dodging the question at hand.
KJP dodges when asked what Joe Biden’s executive order on “climate justice” means for the people of East Palestine: pic.twitter.com/sTmTUAp6k2
— Conservative War Machine (@WarMachineRR) April 21, 2023
So what exactly does this order entail? It directs agencies to consider measures to prevent adverse environmental and health impacts on low-income and minority communities.
These Environmental Justice Strategic Plans and Assessments will be submitted to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and made public on a regular basis, including through the Environmental Justice Scorecard, a new government-wide assessment of federal agencies’ efforts to advance environmental justice.
The White House wrote:
This first version of the Environmental Justice Scorecard, or the Phase One Scorecard, presents a baseline assessment of actions taken by federal agencies in 2021 and 2022 to help achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s environmental justice goals.
The Phase One Scorecard reports on the progress of 24 federal agencies in the following areas:
– Advancing the President’s Justice40 Initiative
– Implementing and enforcing environmental and civil rights laws
– Embedding environmental justice throughout the federal government
All in all, it seems like yet another empty gesture from the Biden administration. But hey, at least they can pat themselves on the back for being “woke.”