A Soros-funded Hispanic advocacy group has targeted Republican lawmakers over climate change regulation.
An unlikely topic for a Hispanic advocacy group, the Hispanic Access Foundation’s (HAF) launched a series of advertisements against Republicans who voted against a regulation aimed to reduce methane emissions of public lands. Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Dean Heller of Nevada were targeted in the ads.
“Senator Cory Gardner put oil & gas companies ahead of Colorado’s communities,” says HAF’s print ad against Gardner. “Senator Cory Gardner voted to OVERTURN a federal rule and allow oil companies to pollute our air and waste hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer-owned natural gas.”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
A group that has received nearly $5.9 million in funding from Soros’ Foundation to Promote Open Society financially propped up the Hispanic Access Foundation’s (HAF) attempt to target opponents of President Barack Obama’s methane rule, according to a review of Internal Revenue Service documents.
IRS documents revealed money focused on supporting environmental programs, as well as launching other activist groups within the Latino community. The Foundation to Promote Open Society shoveled 22 separate grants directly to HAF through New Venture Fund.
HAF sent a letter to Flake and Heller, among others, in February urging them to oppose the use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the “venting and flaring” rule issued in the waning days of the Obama administration. This is not the first time the liberal financier has worked to thwart President Donald Trump’s environmental policies.
The Senate voted in favor of the rule, with a vote of 51 to 49.