Friday, July 16, 2010

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo on President Obama, Carol Browner, Lisa Jackson & the Gulf of Mexico

If you look on the website home page of every federal agency, you will see the No Fear Act somewhere on the page. That was placed there by Dr. Marsha Coleman Adebayo, left. Although it has been eight years since the passage of the No Fear Act, Dr. Adebayo gives a preview of her current views on President Obama, former EPA administrator Carol Browner, current EPA Admininstrator Lisa Jackson and the situation in the Gulf of Mexico in "Black Agenda Report," that will be included in her forthcoming book and movie, "No Fear." Below are excepts from the article.

" is possible that the day will come when vast areas of the Gulf and its coastal regions will be declared sacrifice zones. That is, areas that are so contaminated that the cost and feasibility of cleaning and restoring them to there prior state will exceed their total economic worth."

"So I was more than a little surprised when the nation's first African American president, Barack Obama—who is a civil rights attorney himself—selected Ms. Browner for such a high profile position in his administration [Special Advisor to the President for Energy and the Environment]."

"Given Lisa Jackson's statement about a month into the disaster “that EPA reserves the right to halt the usage of sub-surface dispersant if we conclude that at any time, the impact to the environment outweighs the benefit of dispersing oil,” it is likely that when the time comes for heads to roll to provide political cover for a besieged president, Administrator Jackson will find herself in the same sacrifice zone I encountered at EPA for her failure to take decisive action against BP (whether this was under the direction of her supervisors or not)."
Black Agenda Report

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