CHICAGO - Congressman Brad Schneider is a green energy hypocrite. At least that's the claim the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) made at a "Green Energy Summit" last Saturday. According to the Fund, Schneider called for investments in renewable energy sources, while the Schneider family invests in oil, gas and coal:
- Up to $15K in Hornbeck Offshore Services (Oilfield and Offshore)
- Up to $15K in Tetra Technologies (Oil and Gas Services)
- Up to $250K in Exxon Mobil
- Up to $15K sold in Tesoro Corp (Largest U.S. Independent Oil Refiners)
- Up to $15K sold in Peabody Energy (Largest Private-Sector Coal Company)
- Up to $15K sold in Arch Coal (Large Coal Producers/Marketers)
And that’s just the beginning, CLF says. His 2013 and 2014 financial disclosure reports show even more examples. And until his wife sold their shares, the Schneider even profited from the Koch brothers’ Georgia-Pacific LLC.
"Brad Schneider’s real definition of 'green' energy is the money he lines his pockets with from the coal, oil and gas resources he disparages," Emily Davis of CLF said. "When he can’t get away with hiding his financial information, Brad Schneider’s hypocrisy becomes clear. Between his hypocritical rhetoric and hollow record in Congress, it’s no wonder only 28% of Brad Schneider’s constituents approve of his job performance."
Video from Saturday's summit below: