To Cut “Greenhouse Gases,” EPA Doles Out Dollars to Groups Tied to Biden, Democrats

To Cut “Greenhouse Gases,” EPA Doles Out Dollars to Groups Tied to Biden, Democrats

  • April 4, 2024

Michael Tennant, The New American

Three organizations closely associated with the Biden administration and the Democratic Party were awarded $14 billion by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday.

The EPA announced the first recipients of grants from the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), a creation of the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Of the $20 billion doled out Thursday, Climate United got $7 billion, the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) received $5 billion, and Power Forward Communities (PFC) pocketed $2 billion.

According to the Daily Caller, “Each of the three organizations are [sic] planning to route at least 50% of their investments to ‘low-income and disadvantaged communities,’ in line with the Biden administration’s ‘Justice40’ commitment to ensure that at least 40% of the benefits of climate-related spending flows to such communities to pursue ‘environmental justice.’”

All this spending is conveniently occurring in a presidential-election year; the IRA mandates that the entire GGRF be disbursed by September 30. The program’s “unusually accelerated timeline for disbursement” and “new and complex funding structure” could create “increased vulnerability to fraud and execution errors,” the Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee warned in an October letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Similarly, Michael Chamberlain, executive director of the government-watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust, called the GGRF recipients “a veritable who’s-who of insiders connected to” President Joe Biden.

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