WASHINGTON, D.C. – After accepting nearly $740,000 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is suing to overturn the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. Landry leads the thirteen-state lawsuit working to undo the administration’s progress — despite the states still sitting on approximately 23 million acres of land and offshore water with undeveloped leases.
“As Louisiana and the rest of the world continue to face the dangerous consequences of climate change, Jeff Landry is spending his time protecting his own personal investments in the oil and gas industry,” said Jeremy Funk, spokesman for Accountable.US. “Landry’s only concerns are lining his pockets with big oil’s money and obstructing the Biden administration’s progress from cleaning up the environmental mess left behind by President Trump.”
In addition to Landry’s big oil and gas campaign contributions, he’s reported personally earning up to a quarter million dollars since 2015 from his contracting firm, Evergreen Contractors LLC, that has brought in foreign workers for industrial and natural gas projects. Evergreen Contractors LLC illegally operated without a state license and potentially pulled in millions of dollars through providing foreign workers under temporary work visas for Texas and Louisiana job sites. In his latest financial disclosure, Landry disclosed that him and/or his spouse held up to nearly $100,000 thousand in oil and gas investments.
SEE FULL ANALYSIS from government watchdog Accountable.US.
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