John Kerry’s office consulted with far-left eco groups on policy, banning fossil fuel investment: emails
- October 31, 2022
Thomas Catenacci and Houston Keene, Fox News
FIRST ON FOX: Internal Biden administration communications obtained by Fox News Digital showed that the State Department has consulted with environmental groups on policies including a potential coal investment ban.
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry’s office exchanged emails with eco groups to schedule off-paper meetings on the key policy items last fall, according to documents obtained by government watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with Fox News Digital. The documents showed communications involving Jesse Young, a senior policy adviser in Kerry’s office.
In the first instance, the Sierra Club, a major environmental group that advocates for an aggressive transition from fossil fuels, asked to meet with Young to discuss a coal investment ban. The exchange took place in September 2021 ahead of the annual United Nations (UN) climate conference which Kerry, President Biden and other top U.S. officials attended.
“One of the foundational elements of the American constitutional system of government is that the public has a say in how they are governed,” PPT Director Michael Chamberlain told FOX News Digital. “In the executive branch this is expressed via officials who are appointed by the President.”
“Each set of documents PPT has obtained from the State Department reveals the blurred line between the President’s appointees who are supposed to work for the American public and powerful special interests who work for unknown billionaires and, in some cases, have questionable ties to the Chinese government,” he continued. “The more we learn, the more it calls into question whether policy from John Kerry’s office is being outsourced to special interests with an agenda that could be driving America’s energy and inflation crises.”