An environmental watchdog group in a letter to President Biden is arguing that a joint task force formed by the White House and European Commission (EC) to help Europe secure more liquefied natural gas (LNG) and displace Russian imports is operating secretly and violating federal law. 


UK-based Global Witness said the task force’s three meetings and its failure to disclose participants violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). 

“The secrecy around this critical task force is reminiscent of some of the worst actions of the Trump administration in handing public policy over to private interests, while appearing to violate the law,” said Global Witness senior adviser Zorka Milin.

The task force was formed in late March by the Biden administration and EC President...