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The EPA, Homeland Security’s newest army

“Everyone is under the impression that the EPA is spending money to ‘clean the environment.’ But, it turns out EPA is running a $160 million PR Machine, $715 million police agency, a near $1 billion employment agency for seniors, and a $1.2 billion in-house law firm,” said Adam Andrzejewski, the founder of Open the Books.

From page 13 of the report: EPA agents have the latest state of the art ‘policing’ gear such as “guns and ammunition,” “camouflage and other deceptive equipment,” “night vision,” “unmanned aircraft,” “radar,” “body armor,” “surveillance equipment,” “mobile GPS monitors,” and train and investigate frequently alongside “joint projects with DHS.”
“We were shocked ourselves to find these kinds of pervasive expenditures at an agency that is supposed to be involved in clean air and clean water, some of these weapons are for full-scale military operations”Andrzejewski said.
The EPA’s electromagnetic weaponry…
On page 13 of the report, a line item for the EPA’s  $114,500 mentions, “5865: Electronic Countermeasures and Quick Reaction Capability Equipment.
From the federal government procurement description:
“This class includes, and is restricted to, passive and active electronic equipment, systems, and subsystems designed to prevent or reduce an enemy’s effective use of radiated electromagnetic energy or designed to insure our own effective use of radiated electromagnetic energy”.

“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,”Andrzejewski said.

The EPA 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 EPA calls their police officers criminal investigators or Special Agents. Within the Criminal Enforcement Program, there are 375 employees of which there are nearly 200 Special Agents.

The annual budget of the Criminal Enforcement Program was $64 million (2006), $67 million (2007), $68 million (2008), $74 million (2009), $77 million (2010), and $73 million (2011).

Page 12 of the report reveals a disturbing result of the EPA’s (DHS’s) secret police force. The EPA has achieved close to a 90 percent conviction rate, which means a defendant either pled guilty or was convicted at trial.