The architects of the conservative movement’s plan to undo environmental and taxpayer protections poised to transact massive contributions in exchange for their wishlist 

WASHINGTON, DC — Big Oil corporations that back the conservative movement’s controversial plan to gut oversight of their industry are poised to make that wish come true if they write massive political checks, according to recent reporting in the Washington Post

Project 2025 was written by the most powerful corporations in the world to get what they want – less accountability and higher profits at the expense of the environment and fiscal responsibility. So it’s no wonder that they can apparently get what they want simply by making sure the campaign checks keep flowing.”

Tony Carrk, Executive Director of Accountable.US

At Mar-a-Lago Last Month, Oil Industry Executives Were Told They Could Have A Host Of Policy Giveaways In Exchange For $1 Billion In Campaign Contributions.

Several Of The Companies Represented At The Meeting Are Also On The Board Of The Big Oil Lobby Group That Wrote Project 2025’s Oil And Gas Giveaways.

At A Meeting With Oil Executives, Donald Trump Promised To Reverse President Biden’s Oil And Gas Policies In Exchange For $1 Billion In Campaign Contributions. “As Donald Trump sat with some of the country’s top oil executives at his Mar-a-Lago Club last month, one executive complained about how they continued to face burdensome environmental regulations despite spending $400 million to lobby the Biden administration in the last year. Trump’s response stunned several of the executives in the room overlooking the ocean: You all are wealthy enough, he said, that you should raise $1 billion to return me to the White House. At the dinner, he vowed to immediately reverse dozens of President Biden’s environmental rules and policies and stop new ones from being enacted, according to people with knowledge of the meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation.” [Washington Post, 05/09/24

Three Of The Big Oil Companies Reportedly In Attendance Have Board Seats With The Group That Authored The Oil And Gas Provisions Of Project 2025.

Executives In Attendance Include Representatives From Exxon, Chevron, Occidental, And Continental Resources. “The roughly two dozen executives invited included Mike Sabel, the CEO and founder of Venture Global, and Jack Fusco, the CEO of Cheniere Energy, whose proposed projects would directly benefit from lifting the pause on new LNG exports. Other attendees came from companies including Chevron, Continental Resources, Exxon and Occidental Petroleum, according to an attendance list obtained by The Post.” [Washington Post, 05/09/24

  • Greg Pulliam Is The Public And Government Affairs Manager, Western Division At XTO Energy Inc./ Exxon Mobil Corporation. [LinkedIn, accessed 06/13/23]

    • Greg Pulliam Serves On Western Energy Alliance’s Board Of Directors. [ProPublica, Western Energy Alliance, Form 990 (2021), accessed 06/13/23]
  • Greg Hardin Is The VP Of Regulator Affairs At Occidental Petroleum. [LinkedIn, accessed 06/13/23]

    • Greg Hardin Serves On Western Energy Alliance’s Board Of Directors. [ProPublica, Western Energy Alliance, Form 990 (2021), accessed 06/13/23]

  • 2020 – Present: Chad Calvert Is The Manager Of Rockies Government Affairs At Chevron USA. [LinkedIn, accessed 06/13/23]

    • Chad Calvert Served On Western Energy Alliance’s Board Of Directors in 2021. [ProPublica, Western Energy Alliance, Form 990 (2021), accessed 06/13/23]

The Policy Promises Offered In Exchange For $1 Billion At The Mar A Lago Event Are Reflected In The Project 2025 Mandate For Leadership Policy Book. 

The Candidate Made A Half Dozen Specific Policy Promises That Would Benefit The Oil Industry. At the event, Donald Trump promised “New offshore drilling… speedier permits… relaxed regulations… and end the Biden administration’s freeze on permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports… auctioning off more leases for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico… (to) reverse the restrictions on drilling in the Alaskan Arctic… ( and to) scrap Biden’s ‘mandate’ on electric vehicles — mischaracterizing ambitious rules that the Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized.” [Washington Post, 05/09/24

The Interior Section Of Project 2025’s Policy Book Includes Recommendations To Eliminate Biden Executive Orders And Reinstate Trump-Era Policies That Would Lead To New Offshore Drilling, Reinstating LNG Exports, And Other Policies. [Project 2025 Mandate for Leadership, accessed 05/08/24]

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