The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.
Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.
In a story in the Washington Times:
“Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author of the report.
“Our report discovered that when the EPA comes knocking they are armed with a thousand lawyers, arrest/criminal data, credit, business and property histories, plus a ‘Special Agent’ with the latest in weaponry and technology,” Mr. Andrzejewski added.
The agency spends nearly $75 million each year for criminal enforcement, including money for a small militia of 200 “special agents” charged with fighting environmental crime.
The special agent “enforces the nation’s laws by investigating cases, collecting evidence, conducting forensic analyses and providing legal guidance to assist in the prosecution of criminal conduct that threatens people’s health and the environment,” according to the EPA’s website.
The EPA estimates that each Special Agent costs taxpayers $216,000 per year in salary, travel, equipment, training and other expenses, according to the report.
Open the Books, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group based in Illinois, scanned tens of thousands of the agency’s spending contracts totaling more than $93 billion from 2000 to 2014.
The agency also sent over $50 million since 2000 to international organizations, including groups in Mexico and China.
Pretty wild don’t you think? Who knew our environment was in such bad condition during Obama’s terms as President, that he needed to equip these special EPA agents with such high tech military weapons! Hey for just $75 million of our hard earned money, Obama has created another militia! What a bargain, right? These dudes get guns, ammo, body armor, camouflage equipment, and night goggles. That’s an awful lot of weaponry for fighting the war on polluters, don’t you think? It’s more like a militia that is prepared for an all out war on Americans for monitoring us on the clean air and water laws! What the heck! You better ask yourself, “Who or what are they coming after next?”
I think Obama is banking on the fact, that we have a lot of proud Americans, veterans and patriots that oppose his and this administration’s criminal behavior, and destruction of the Constitution. They have already targeted Christians for speaking out against marriage. What’s next, besides disarming the citizens?
I hope you are stockpiling your ammo and guns, because whatever Obama has planned – it’s going to involve everyone of us! We The People need to be prepared for what’s coming!
Written by Nancy Hayes
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