Biden’s Energy Hypocrisy: Putting Power and Profit Over the People

Biden’s Energy Hypocrisy: Putting Power and Profit Over the People

March 4, 2024

This week, it was reported that President Biden received checks from staffers of eco-left activist groups. These groups then pressured the administration to pause new approvals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals. A move that hurts American energy security.  

The Washington Examiner reports how the Rockefeller Family Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies have significantly contributed to the Biden campaign,  

“In recent years, the Rockefellers and philanthropy of ex-Democratic New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg joined deep-pocketed nonprofit organizations in bankrolling a sprawling anti-LNG initiative that helped propel the Biden administration to halt LNG exports, a decision in January that policy experts and lawmakers warn could embolden foreign adversaries such as Russia. Top employees for roughly half a dozen entities behind this successful pressure campaign wired large sums to Biden in 2020, with thousands of dollars also coming in to support his 2024 reelection bid, according to documents on file with the Federal Election Commission.”

Last week, we called on Congress to investigate the LNG ban and John Podesta’s role in the decision. This report is another dynamic to the potential investigation.  

“That the activists behind the anti-LNG campaign doubled as donors to Biden could lead to Republicans further pressing for investigations into both his administration’s LNG export pause and ties to green energy groups. In some cases, the White House has either hired or sought to nominate environmental attorneys linked to the climate pressure groups. High-powered lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Biden climate envoy John Podesta, potentially stands to benefit from the pause based on his recent roster of clients, including Golden Pass LNG, co-owned by the state-owned QatarEnergy petroleum company in Doha.”

Biden and his administration only care about money and power. Taking these checks while pausing LNG exports only harms whom he was elected to serve: the American people. He is making it harder for the United States to regain energy independence.