PTF Calls on Congress to Investigate Podesta Corruption in LNG Ban

PTF Calls on Congress to Investigate Podesta Corruption in LNG Ban

February 28, 2024

John Podesta was recently made Biden’s new climate czar, and his family seems to benefit from his new title. Podesta played a significant role in President Biden’s recent liquefied natural gas (LNG) decision to halt approvals of LNG exports. Now, Podesta’s brother is benefiting from this decision. 

The Washington Free Beacon reports,

“Biden administration climate envoy John Podesta was behind the administration’s decision to pause U.S. liquefied natural gas exports. His brother Tony Podesta could reap the benefits as a longtime lobbyist for foreign Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) companies—including one founded by a Russian energy oligarch.” 

We urge the House Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate John Podesta and his role in the LNG decision. 

“When Joe Biden attacks American energy, foreign producers reap the financial benefits, and now it looks like his friends and staff could be getting a cut, too” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. “For years, Joe Biden has blamed record gas prices and skyrocketing inflation on Putin, but it’s decisions like these from the White House that truly enrich foreign producers. House Republicans in the Energy and Commerce Committee would be wise to immediately investigate Podesta’s role in this sordid scheme because the American families footing the bill deserve answers. If you’re concerned about ’10 percent for the big guy,’ you should be equally alarmed by these shenanigans.”