Biden Regime Waived Development Fees For Wind Power

Now, why would they do this? I’ve been reliably informed that all sorts of companies are rushing to get involved with building tons of wind turbines, because they’re going to make a lot of money, er, save the planet

Internal docs show Biden admin waived taxpayer safeguards to boost offshore wind project

The Biden administration quietly granted a request from an energy firm developing an offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts to waive development fees designed to safeguard taxpayers, according to internal documents reviewed by Fox News Digital.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) informed Vineyard Wind that it had waived a financial assurance for decommissioning costs fee in a June 15, 2021, letter obtained by watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT). Federal statute mandates that developers pay that fee prior to construction on their lease, a potentially hefty fee designed to guarantee federal property is returned to its original state after a lessee departs its lease.

“At the same time the Department of the Interior was looking at forcing greater and more expensive bonding requirements on holders of long-standing oil and gas leases, they were relaxing these requirements on the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind energy producer, one that just coincidentally happened to be a client of their incoming #2,” PPT Director Michael Chamberlain told Fox News Digital.

“If you want to talk about bad optics, I don’t see how they could be any worse than right here,” he said. “For an administration touting itself as the most ethical in history, this represents yet another incident in which Secretary Haaland’s Interior appears to have a tough time living up to that standard.”

Chamberlain noted that former Deputy Interior Secretary Tommy Beadreau, the second-highest ranked official at the Department of the Interior (DOI) which houses BOEM, had, according to his 2021 financial disclosure form, previously represented Vineyard Wind on legal matters while serving as a partner at the firm Latham & Watkins.

Hmm, so, government officials looking to reap the rewards of their positions, eh? Isn’t that against the law?

“Vineyard Wind 1 represents a historic milestone for advancing our nation’s clean energy production. This project and others across the country will create robust and sustainable?economies that?lift up?communities and support good-paying jobs, while also ensuring future generations have a livable planet,” Haaland said during the ceremony on Nov. 18, 2021.

And put lots of money in his pocket.


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13 Responses to “Biden Regime Waived Development Fees For Wind Power”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Nothing but grifters, commies, and traitors in Brandon’s administration.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The TPPF (Texas Public Policy Foundation) is right-wing “think” tank in Austin TX and DC, funded by Koch Industries, Exxon, Chevron and other fossil fuel interests.

    They have lobbied for private prisons, public funding of private schools…

    In 2017, President Donald Trump had selected Kathleen White, a TPPF fellow to chair the Council on Environmental Quality. White is a very vocal climate change denier.

    This is the group that “discovered” that EVs cost the equivalent of $17/gal gasoline.

    Read the flawed “report” yourselves. LOL. Pay attention to what they include in their calculations.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    400 Billion reasons to dismantle Brandon’s Department of Energy.

    As if to prove that anything Mr. Biden could botch 10 years ago he can botch bigger and better now, the loan office is back, baby. Americans gasped at the audacity of Barack Obama’s $814 billion stimulus bill in 2009—and of gambling some $80 billion on clean energy—but that’s peanuts. The Biden spending rampage has bestowed on Mr. Shah, director of the loan department, a stunning $400 billion to hand out to green companies too risky for traditional lenders, or too politically powerful to turn down. According to a July Journal story, the “pile of cash is at least 20 times as big as most private green-energy funds.”

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach:

    Chamberlain noted that former Deputy Interior Secretary Tommy Beaudreau (it was misspelled in the article), the second-highest ranked official at the Department of the Interior (DOI) which houses BOEM, had, according to his 2021 financial disclosure form, previously represented Vineyard Wind on legal matters while serving as a partner at the firm Latham & Watkins.

    Beaudreau worked at Lathan & Watkins from 2017 through end 2020, coincident with The Donald’s tenure in the White House. After the American voters gave The Donald the boot Beaudreau joined the new administration.

    BTW, Mr Teach mistakenly linked to an article describing how Mr Biden approved development of a Conoco drilling project in Alaska against the wishes of Sec Haaland and with Mr Beaudreau’s approval.

    The Biden administration is by far the most ethical since 2017!!

  5. ST says:

    GLORIOUS! How bad was Gavin Newsom Thr night? His WIFE had to rescue him and get him off the stage! UPDATED

    • Dana says:

      LOL! Even though they are married, and his wife respected him enough to have taken his name, to be all inclusivelike, she’s not the First Lady of the Pyrite State, but the “First Partner”.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        And… so what? LOL!

        Governor Newsom was married to the hideous Kimberly Guilfoyle, the First Lady of San Francisco! Guilfoyle is now the lover of Donald Trump Jr.

        In 2008 Newsom married Republican Jennifer Siebel, now Jennifer Newsom, the First Partner of California. They have 4 children.

        • Dana says:

          If you refer to your wife as your “partner,” you have shown no respect for your wife.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re entitled to your opinion even when it makes no sense.

            If one does not consider their spouse a partner, I feel sorry for them!!

            Without doubt, some religious cults consider wives to be subservient to their husbands.

            Is your wife not also your partner?

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Who said it?

    “There’s one thing in closing that we have in common – neither of us will be the nominee for our party in 2024.”


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