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For Immediate Release

Peter Hart,

White House 'Green Gas' Push is a Dirty Energy Marketing Ploy

Promoting fossil fuel exports is a climate disaster

Bloomberg reported yesterday that Biden administration officials were meeting with oil industry representatives as part of an effort to create federal standards for ‘green’ gas that could be marketed to Europe.

The report indicates that more meetings will take place this week.

In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Jim Walsh released the following statement:

“There is no such thing as ‘green’ fracking – this is nothing but corporate greenwashing. The White House is contributing to a cynical marketing scheme to convince people that you can affix a ‘clean’ label to dirty gas infrastructure, usually by promising to install carbon capture technologies that have never been shown to be effective. The White House should be championing policies that move the world off fossil fuels, not working closely with polluters on deceptive marketing schemes that will encourage more fracking.”

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