PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S TRUST DIRECTOR CHAMBERLAIN: ‘DESPITE THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY, THE REVOLVING DOOR IS SPINNING FASTER THAN EVER’
- July 21, 2023
In a press release from July 19, Michael Chamberlain, the Director at “Protect the Public’s Trust, questioned the so-called “revolving door” move of Casey Katims, who recently left the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to join the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA). Chamberlain said that EPA documents were obtained which show Katims to have had a long-standing relationship with the Alliance.
“The American public is inherently skeptical of the revolving door between federal service and powerful special interests. That skepticism is heightened when an official who recently marched through that revolving door talks about blending, braiding, and stacking federal funds in his new position. This represents another example where, despite the Biden Administration’s claims to the contrary, the revolving door is spinning faster than ever.” Protect the Public Trust Director Michael Chamberlain said.
According to the “Protect the Public’s Trust” press release, the USCA was created in 2017 in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. The Alliance received funding from the United Nations Foundation and has connections to Arabella Advisors’ New Venture Fund, which the press release reported supports “left-wing causes”.
According to the press release, Katims served as a state official under Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and co-founder of the U.S. Climate Alliance. Internal documents from the EPA recently acquired by Protect the Public’s Trust showed that Katims maintained a close association with the U.S. Climate Alliance while serving as an appointee at the EPA under the Biden administration.