The Big Green Con
It all began in late 2009 when Christine Lakatos was hired to contribute to the political book, Killing Wealth, Freeing Wealth How to Save America’s Economy and Your Own, that was authored by Lee Troxler and Floyd Brown and released May 2010.
On July 19, 2010, Lakatos penned the following:
Alarmingly, our environment has been hijacked by uber-rich individuals, crooked politicians, and an assortment of left wing extremists who are fueled by greed and power attached to a radical agenda to bring about “global governance,” “redistribute the wealth,” and put the progressive movement –– big government, social justice and the death of capitalism –– on the fast track. Under the guise of “saving the planet,” these players, who are all interconnected in a variety of ways, are transforming our climate into something more sinister –– a scam of epic proportions.
And it’s been downhill from there…
First what’s key to understand is that the Obama administration has spent hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars –– both stimulus and non-stimulus funds –– in order to finance their “green” (clean, renewable, alternative) energy revolution and to combat climate change, what they continually assert is “a clear and present danger,” and worse.
Since the Obama Regime took over, the climate hysteria has intensified to a height and depth unknown to mankind, placing their crusade on the world stage as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, and weapons of mass destruction.
They’ve even established a “never-ending fear mongering campaign” not only to scare or shame the masses into submission, but to demean, smear, and punish those that dare question, deny, or even disagree in the slightest with the idea of human-caused climate change –– all the while claiming that the science is “settled.”
But is the Earth going to blow up in a massive fireball, or is our planet about to freeze over?
I guess it depends on which decade it is.
Nevertheless, along the way, the Obama White House has repeatedly fired up new climate change legislation, rules, regulations, and mandates, as well as string of executive orders, which benefit special interest groups while adversely affecting American families and hurting the poor.
In the meantime, the green funds are circulating from the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program ($34B) as well as other DOE programs. The Department of Treasury has already dished out $23B (and counting) of free taxpayer cash from the 1603 stimulus grant program as well special tax breaks for solar and wind industries. Besides these government agencies, clean-energy funds are being doled out of the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Export-Import Bank and others. In the mix there are special federal and state tax breaks and other green schemes and subsidies used to finance renewable energy deals.
And it’s in FOLLOWING THE MONEY –– AKA President Obama’s “save the planet slush fund” –– as well as tracking the colossal climate change rules that leads to massive corruption, cronyism, and corporate welfare.
In fact, the “green cash” is being used as political payback –– rewarding “Big Wealthy Green Cronies.”
Political buddies indeed: Winners are those with meaningful political connections to the president (bundlers and top donors) and other high-ranking Democrats and/or their friends. There’s also high-powered left-wing think tanks, top lobbyists and influential environmental groups that are not only in on the scheme, but are also benefiting from it as well.
Since 2010, Lakatos began exposing the Obama Regime’s clean-energy dirt –– aligned with the Left as well as those that enjoy political “access and influence” –– proving that this green energy movement, which is all about power and the cash, is the largest, most expensive and deceptive case of crony capitalism in American history.
Still, this work not only exposes the corruption, but also the deceit, hypocrisy and the radical agenda behind this BIG GREEN CON!
Nevertheless, it was the 2011 research that Lakatos prepared for two New York Times bestsellers, Jerome Corsi and Peter Schweizer, that spurred the April 2012 launch of The Green Corruption Files.
Since that time, she has unleashed close to 70 blog posts, with the site exceeding 315,000 page views and averaging between 10,000 and 25,000 page views each month.
From June 2012 until March 2014, Lakatos collaborated with energy columnist Marita Noon, who is also the Executive Director at Energy Makes America Great. Ms. Noon has written about 25 stories based on green corruption research –– all published at Townhall.com as well as other conservative sites. “Together they have covered Obama’s Green-Energy Crony-Corruption Scandal more extensively than any other single outlet.”
Their combined work has been cited (sometimes multiple times) by an array of conservatives icons such as Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Jerome Corsi, John Hinderaker, John Ransom, Jim Simpson, Daniel Greenfield, and others.
On May 6, 2014, James Delingpole, from Breitbart London, linked to Lakatos’ research in his piece, “OBAMA’S LAST SHOT – CLIMATE CHANGE – AND WHY IT’S DOOMED TO FAIL.” Meanwhile, shortly thereafter, her work made it on Accuracy in Media (AIM) by James Simpson: “States Can Stop EPA’s War on Coal.”
In July 2014, a “green corruption tip” ended up becoming a bombshell piece by Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon –– which was later “spotted” at the House Financial Services Committee website.
Later, in October 2014 The Green Corruption Files made its way to the desk of Tori Richards over at Watchdog.org: “Two years later, feds still eyeing Steyer and Musk companies.”
And in 2015, Lakatos’ work was sited by 100% Fed Up Site, OpentheBooks.com as well as Fusion4Freedom in a piece called “The green mirage – and con job” by Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin.
It was exciting when Adam Andrzejewski highlighted her expose’ on the U.S. Export-Import Bank and its massive corruption over at Forbes.com this summer: “The Anti Ex-Im Odd Couple:”
Then there’s Ex-Im “pay-to-play” with a de facto tax deduction over at the Clinton Foundation. Investigative journalist Christine Lakatos documented the intersection of Ex-Im officials, corporate beneficiaries and executives, political cash and relationships, interlocking corporate and Ex-Im board directorates, federal agency grants, and flow of massive Clinton Foundation gifts. The depth and scope of the “legalized money laundering schemes” are nauseating.
Even conservative organizations and online media outlets have cited our research or featured this work. Those include World Net Daily, the popular and influential Powerline blog, Accuracy in Media (AIM), The Minority Report, National Review Online, Townhall.com, Reason Foundation, Institute for Energy Research, Real Clear Energy, John Locke Foundation, GOP USA, Fox Nation, The Daily Caller, FontPageMag.com, PJMedia, California Political News and Views, and the Patriot Action Network (PAN).
The Green Corruption Files has been found (sometimes regularly) at the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED), The Energy Depot, RedState.com, NetRightDaily, the Heartland Institute, Canada Free Press, Liberty Voice, New Hampshire News, Hawaii Free Press, Natural News, EPA Abuse, OurMoney.Net, MyGovCost.org, and many more.
In the meantime, interviews for print and radio shows have followed. This includes the Rodger Hedgecock Show, African American Conservatives (AACONS), the David Madeira Radio Show, Right Side Patriots as well as The American Free Press (the EU Times), The Daily Caller and many others.
While a special shout out goes to The Strident Conservative and Tory Aardvark for the ongoing link to this site, please check out the rest of this side panel for The Green Corruption File sightings …