Bezos hosted Treasury officials to discuss private sector climate action: FOIA documents show

Bezos hosted Treasury officials to discuss private sector climate action: FOIA documents show

  • May 15, 2024

Steven Richards, Just the News

Newly revealed documents obtained by a watchdog group show that Amazon founder, multibillionaire, and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos hosted an event bringing together international bureaucrats, a liberal foundation, and senior Treasury Department officials at his palatial Washington, D.C. home to advance “Climate Action” efforts.

The event shows how Bezos has used his convenient capital city location and private foundation to help the Biden Administration advance its climate goals by galvanizing private finance through grants.

The Spring 2022 event—recorded in Treasury Department ethics filings and obtained by Protect the Public’s Trust through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and reviewed by Just the News—was held to coincide with the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, D.C. and facilitate the Treasury’s relationship with those groups.

“Farcical meal value estimates aside, senior Treasury officials who were sensitive to the appearance of impropriety would give stately Bezos Manor a wide berth. He’s one of the wealthiest men in the world who’s made no secret of his policy agenda, and who owns a Biden-friendly newspaper,” Michael Chamberlain, The Director of Protect the Public’s Trust told Just the News.

“Meanwhile, Americans cringe every time they go grocery shopping or fill up their gas tanks. This is an administration sorely out of touch with public perception. At this rate, it will be a long time before Americans regain trust in their government.”

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