Federal watchdog says it’s discovered John Kerry’s climate office connections
- November 10, 2022
Juliette Fairley, Legal Newsline
“SPEC is a very powerful office with a large budget and staffed by individuals from special interest organizations that appear to benefit greatly from the administration’s agenda,” said Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust.
“Led by a Cabinet-level official who did not have to go through Senate confirmation, John Kerry’s team is shaping policy on some of the Biden Administration’s most impactful priorities during an energy and inflation crisis.”
PPT is concerned because U.S. federal agencies exist to make decisions and enact policy that furthers the interests of the American public.
“Exposing the backroom negotiations with special interests that appear dead set on ignoring our self-imposed energy crisis is likely to bring substantial congressional scrutiny on a climate office with a significant budget and penchant for keeping their plans off paper,” Chamberlain said. “Unfortunately for them, the American public has every right to know what is going on behind the curtain in Kerry’s office and PPT intends to pull that curtain back.”