Biden's EPA has coordinated with left-wing environmental groups linked to the liberal black money network

Biden’s EPA has coordinated with left-wing environmental groups linked to the liberal black money network

The leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repeatedly consulted with left-leaning environmental groups linked to a huge liberal black money network on policy issues, according to internal agency documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, whom President Joe Biden has chosen to lead the agency in early 2021, has met with leaders of green groups – including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the League of the Voters for Conservation (LCV) – who received funding from both the massive black money network run by Arabella Advisors and the funding network of liberal Swiss donor Hansjorg Wyss, according to emails and calendar entries reviewed by Fox News Digital.

The groups Regan has engaged with have aggressively opposed fossil fuel development through litigation and lobbying efforts. Experts have argued that a rush from fossil fuels to less reliable forms of energy like wind and solar will lead to higher consumer prices and a greater likelihood of outages during periods of high electricity demand. .

“It’s so disappointing to see the Biden administration engaging with these extremist groups who are pushing an unfounded ideology of making fossil fuel energy – which literally runs our entire economy – more expensive and less accessible,” Mandy said. Gunasekara, Visiting Fellow of the Heritage Foundation. who served as EPA chief of staff during the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital in an interview.

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EPA Administrator Michael Regan speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

“We have shortages and we have people behind on utility payments before a single cold front moves across the United States,” Gunasekara said. “The Biden administration routinely colludes with these groups to improve their bottom line while ignoring the needs of American families.”

“It’s infuriating because we’ve taken a completely different approach – we’ve actually improved people’s lives, we’ve improved the health of communities.”

According to internal agency documents, Regan met with CVL President Gene Karpinski on at least two occasions. The first meeting, in March 2021, involved two other senior EPA officials, while the second, in October 2021, was a one-on-one phone call.

In April 2021, Regan spoke at an NRDC panel, and in September he participated in a one-on-one video call with NRDC Chairman Manish Bapna.

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Additionally, Regan attended the LCV and NRDC board meetings in June 2021 and October 2021, respectively.

“The meeting with Administrator Regan provided an opportunity to speak about the agency’s important work in protecting the environment and public health,” NRDC spokesman Jake Thompson said. “It was about how to ensure that the greatest possible benefits accrue to the greatest number of Americans, for example, by addressing the climate crisis in a way that will reduce energy costs for our families, strengthen the economy, advance equity and make the country safer.”

A largely redacted internal email shows Regan making remarks at the NRDC board meeting on October 15, 2021.

A largely redacted internal email shows Regan making remarks at the NRDC board meeting on October 15, 2021.
(Environmental Protection Agency)

“The administrator’s speech to the board provided an opportunity for him to share the administration’s priorities for environmental protection and public health,” Thompson continued. “Both are examples of the administration engaging with a public interest group to discuss the work it does on behalf of the public.”

Both the NRDC and the LCV have received significant funding from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a key cog in the country’s largest black money network operated by Arabella Advisors, according to Influence Watch. The Sixteen Thirty Fund funneled $3.5 million to LCV and $6.7 million to LCV Victory Fund in 2019 alone, according to the group’s latest tax filings.

The CVL has also received substantial funding from the network overseen by Hansjorg Wyss, a prolific foreign donor to liberal causes, which includes the Wyss Foundation, the Berger Action Fund and the Fund for a Better Future. Since 2017, the Berger Action Fund and Fund for a Better Future have donated at least $14.5 million to LCV, and the Wyss Foundation has donated an additional $210,000 to the group in 2020, according to filings.

Molly McUsic, President of the Wyss Foundation, sits on the LCV Board of Directors.

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Regan has also met with Center for American Progress (CAP) founder John Podesta on at least three occasions, including for a dinner date in September 2021. Podesta recently accepted a senior White House position.

Wyss currently sits on the board of CAP, was a founding member of the group, and has pushed money into the group through his network. CAP also received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Regan also met privately with Fred Krupp, the president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and Tom Steyer, a liberal mega-donor who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2020.

“EDF is dedicated to protecting human health and the environment for all, and is meeting with policy makers around the world to demand protective actions,” said Laura Catalano, EDF’s vice president of global communications, at Fox News Digital.

Hansjorg Wyss is pictured at a benefit party on April 1, 2015 in New York City.

Hansjorg Wyss is pictured at a benefit party on April 1, 2015 in New York City.
(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Oceana)

Organizations in Wyss’ funding network have denied involvement in EPA meetings, saying they are not involved in the day-to-day operations of grantees.

“We had no role in these meetings and do not know what was discussed,” a spokesperson for the Wyss Foundation and Berger Action Fund told Fox News Digital in an email. “Through grantmaking, the Foundation provides direct support to charitable projects and organizations tackling the biodiversity crisis, while the Berger Action Fund supports groups advocating for conservation and action. climate change through advocacy, grassroots organizations and lobbying.”

“This is a critical time for land and wildlife conservation: the planet has lost 60% of its wildlife populations since 1970, and 1 million species of wildlife and plants are now threatened with extinction,” the statement continued.

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The spokesperson added that the Wyss Foundation is “tremendously proud” of its conservation work and has invested $1.5 billion to conserve 30% of the world’s land and water by 2030.

“Fund for a Better Future is proud to support effective organizations that work towards outcomes that align with our mission to advance the common good by protecting the environment, upholding democratic values, addressing gender disparities public health and advancing social equity,” a spokesperson for Fund for a Better Future told Fox News Digital.

“FBF does not direct the day-to-day activities of our grantees or who they meet with.”

On April 30, shortly after taking office, Regan met with several leaders of green groups, including CAP, EDF, LCV and NRDC.

On April 30, shortly after taking office, Regan met with several leaders of green groups, including CAP, EDF, LCV and NRDC.
(Environmental Protection Agency)

And the EPA defended meetings with green groups in a statement to Fox News Digital, but declined to comment on whether Regan had met or planned to meet with fossil fuel industry players.

“Administrator Regan meets regularly with community members, elected leaders and other stakeholders on agency policy and regulatory matters as we work to protect human health and the environment,” said said an EPA spokesperson.

“From meeting with environmental groups to walking with community members in underserved and pollution-burdened areas, Administrator Regan is committed to bringing together a broad coalition of leaders and perspectives to illuminate the agency policymaking,” the spokesperson continued.

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Regan spoke at CERAWeek, a major energy industry conference, in March, but his schedule does not appear to include meetings with fossil fuel industry groups or leaders.

During his speech at CERAWeek, he reiterated the administration’s commitment to a green transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, adding that the EPA is considering a “full suite of opportunities” to reduce emissions. using its regulatory authority.

“Administrator Regan will continue to meet with stakeholders in DC and in neighborhoods across the country as we work to deliver environmental and economic benefits, advance environmental justice, and fulfill our mission to protect human health and the environment. environment,” the EPA spokesperson added.

The CVL, CAP and 1630 Fund did not respond to requests for comment.

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