Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $25,000 grant to the Louisiana Bucket Brigade for air-quality sampling, as part of an initiative which is funneling millions annually into local organizations for environmental justice.
According to Judicial Watch, under Lisa Jackson’s tenure, the EPA’s budget has increased 34 percent (to $10.3 billion) with almost 50 percent of funds being distributed to state environmental programs, nonprofits and educational organization.
Judicial Watch has been one of the most vocal critics of the EPA’s use of taxpayer money for environmental justice.
The group’s president, Tom Fitton told TheDC that the EPA is engaged in a “racket,” funding left-wing groups under the auspices of environmental justice.
“Whatever the specifics of the grant are almost irrelevant to the principle of keeping the left-wing infrastructure alive to provide support for the President’s programs and his reelection, and the reelection of other liberal allies of these groups,” he said.
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