Gooden Calls for Investigation into Foreign Influence over Environmental Groups

October 8, 2020
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) today sent a letter to Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting an investigation into potential efforts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Russia to influence American politics. The letter asks EPA Administrator Wheeler to examine the financial ties between organizations, such as the Sea Change Foundation. After hearing the intense discussion during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate on China’s nefarious actions in 2020, it’s clear we have no time to waste.

Congressman Gooden (R-TX) - "We have reason to believe the eco-lobby has spent years channeling money from foreign governments into American elections, skirting laws which require they register as foreign agents in the process.

"If this is true, they are giving the enemy an avenue to covertly influence our politics. It's unacceptable and we must hold them accountable."

Read the full letter here.