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Power the Future Executive Director: Tom Steyer Is Not a Noble Warrior

“I don't know why he is seen as a noble warrior when he just has a political axe to grind," Power the Future’s executive director told NTK.

By NTK Staff | 03.06.2018 @6:00am
Power the Future Executive Director: Tom Steyer Is Not a Noble Warrior

Power the Future Executive Director Daniel Turner spoke exclusively with the NTK Network to discuss the organization’s goals and the hypocrisy that exists when it comes to billionaire activists promoting energy policies that would financially benefit them.

“Power the Future is really interested in promoting and protecting the men and women in rural America who work in this industry because most of our energy comes from rural America,” Turner said.

According to Turner, rural Americans need Power the Future because they are under attack from environmentalist activists who have an ideological axe to grind, which negatively impacts these Americans.

“We chose New Mexico as the state to start this effort because it’s an incredibly important energy state,” Turner explained. “It’s also a battleground state, and another reason we’re starting in New Mexico is because Tom Steyer has said that he wants to go after New Mexico.”

New Mexico is now the third largest oil-producing state in America, and more than 100,000 New Mexicans work in the oil and gas industry.

The Western Wire recently reported on Steyer’s efforts in New Mexico:

“California billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer made a serious move into New Mexico politics last year. Using the same tactics he developed for Nevada, Steyer helped Democrats win control of the state legislature. And just like Nevada, his spending and its impact on state politics have gone mostly unnoticed so far.”

“Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, gave $65,000 to Democrats running for the New Mexico state legislature and Secretary of State’s office, according to state campaign finance records. A national environmental group with close ties to Steyer – the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), based in Washington, D.C. – put another $185,000 into New Mexico campaigns last year.”

“Steyer wants to shape New Mexico the way he has shaped California, and if he wants to pick a fight with the men and women who work in New Mexico, then I think they need someone on their side to push back on his billions of dollars,” Turner said about Steyer’s efforts.

Turner also expressed concern about the amount money that Steyer spends to promote his political agenda with hardly any media scrutiny.

“We talk a lot about dark money, and outside money. I don’t know why Steyer gets a pass. I don’t know why he is seen as a noble warrior when he just has a political axe to grind,” Turner explained.

Turner pointed out that Steyer has considerable investments in the energy industries that would have the most to gain from Steyer’s agenda.

The Washington Free Beacon has previously reported on these investments:

Documents filed with secretaries of state in California and Texas name Steyer as a “manager” of Kilowatt Financial, LLC. Nevada records say he is a “managing member.” In Massachusetts, he is listed as a manager of Kilowatt Systems, LLC.

The documents reveal that Steyer is more involved than previously known in private green energy projects that could benefit financially from policies he has advanced as one of the country’s most active and deep-pocketed environmentalists.

“You can even question whether his intentions are totally unmotivated by profit,” Turner added.

Power the Future is a national organization and intends to be active across the country, according to Turner.

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