Kerry Emails Show Input by Eco Groups on Policy
- November 1, 2022
McConway, The Conservative Journal Review
When the first Freedom of Information Act request came through Kerry’s office, I told you it was a problem.
The fact that email names were redacted had my ears up about outside agencies helping to formulate legislation.
Now, the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) is making public the documents it was able to obtain that were unredacted, and it is not good.
It is not uncommon for any administration to use outside consultants when crafting certain legislation. Industry experts are one thing.
Allowing groups that have piled cash into the campaign and party is something else entirely.
Steve Herz, a Sierra Club senior attorney and international climate policy adviser, wrote to Kerry’s office, “I’ve been doing a bunch of thinking on potential next steps on the agenda of ending investment in new coal, particularly after the China announcement.
“Would you have 20 minutes in the coming days?”
He further stated, “I think Biden has the executive authority to take a range of steps to end [new coal financing], starting with preventing US banks funding.