PA DEP Enviro Justice Office Head Leaves to Work for Radical Group

This is the perfect illustration of how parts of state government, like the so-called Environmental Justice division of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), get co-opted by Big Green groups. In 2015 then-Secretary of the DEP, John Quigley, “reactivated” the Office of Environmental Justice at the DEP to give poor folks and minorities an important new weapon to oppose shale drilling (see Environmental “Justice” for Some, Not for All, Courtesy PA DEP). If you live in a community where at least 20% of the people are below the poverty line, or if the community is composed of at least 30% minorities (defined as “non-whites”), the so-called Office of Environmental Justice will give you special treatment if you claim to have been harmed somehow by the Marcellus industry. Everyone else gets ordinary/regular environmental “justice”–no special treatment if you’re white or middle class. The radical Quigley (later fired for colluding with environmental groups) hired an equally radical person to head up the Office of Environmental Justice–Carl Jones, an African-American lawyer from Philadelphia. Jones stuck around after Quigley got canned, but now Jones is out too. He resigned to become the staff attorney for the ultra-radical Earthjustice. You see how it works in Harrisburg? It’s a revolving door between the administration of Tom Wolf and radical environmental organizations like Earthjustice and PennFuture (John Quigley, John Hanger, Cindy Dunn, Katie McGinty, Carl Jones)…

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