Center Opposes ‘Green Welfare’ Funding For EPA ‘Attitude’ Training In Nation’s Schools

“When are Republican Congressmen going to wake up to the realization that the Environmental Protection Agency is perilously close to being a subversive entity within our government?” asks Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center. The Center has called on its supporters to contact Congressman Michael Castle (R-DE) whose bill, H.R. 4745, would provide funding to the EPA to cultivate “proper environmental attitudes” in the nation’s school children.

“Just what attitudes would that be?” asks DeWeese. “An attitude that feeds the catastrophic forest fires we’re experiencing by not cutting down a tree for any reason? An attitude that puts everyone at risk of pest-borne diseases by banning pesticides that have protected people for decades? An attitude that mandates reformulated gasoline that has driven up the cost to drivers? An attitude that mandated MTBE, a gasoline additive that is now poisoning water supplies around the nation? An attitude that ignores the Senate’s rejection of the proposed U.N. Kyoto climate control treaty and seeks to implement it anyway? An attitude that advocates vegetarianism?”

Rep. Castle’s legislation, called “The John H. Chafee Environmental Education Act”, would, says DeWeese, “fund every radical environmental group in the nation to further brainwash school children with their apocalyptic, doomsday scenarios. None of this has anything to do with real natural science, real chemistry or real biology. This would give them license and funding to further invade our classrooms.”

The Center is calling on its supporters and others to call Rep. Castle’s office at (202) 225-4165 to register their opposition to this legislation.

“There is ample documentation of the way countless school textbooks reflect the Green message and now Rep. Castle wants to fund a program that would have children indoctrinated with the lies of the radical environmental and animal rights organizations. This is little more than a welfare program for Green organizations who would use taxpayer dollars to fund the same propaganda they would have to pay for out of their own resources. That is a very bad idea and must be defeated,” said DeWeese.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.