Theresa Greenfield’s campaign released an ad critical of Sen. Joni Ernst on energy and agriculture. However, the ad leaves out Greenfield’s family’s stock in Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation, which has holdings that include Energy Transfer.
The Dakota Access Pipeline running through Iowa is owned by Energy Transfer.
Steve Miller, Greenfield’s husband, is invested in Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation.
Ernst’s spokeswoman Melissa Deatsch said Iowans know Ernst stands against EPA nominees who are “beholden” to Big Oil.
“Faced with the reality that Theresa Greenfield’s family enriches themselves from oil investments – including stock of Tortoise Energy which has holdings that include Energy Transfer with the Dakota Access Pipeline – she remarkably has the audacity to criticize the work Joni Ernst has done for our farmers and middle-class families,” said Melissa Deatsch. “Iowans know that Joni has personally thwarted EPA nominees who are beholden to Big Oil.”
Ernst worked to block a Trump EPA nominee due to a scuffle over biofuels mandate.