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John Kerry Under Investigation For Sharing Confidential Information With Progressive Climate Groups

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House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer is investigating the State Department’s coordination with environmental groups to close global coal power plants.

Comer expressed concerns that the decision to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) may have been influenced by outside groups, potentially impacting U.S. foreign and energy policies.

He has requested documents and communications related to this decision. (Trending: Pro Sport Announces Shock Decision On Transgender Athletes)

The investigation is part of a broader oversight into John Kerry’s office and its actions in global climate negotiations.

“To meet our goal of 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035, we need to phase out unabated coal, and we urge the world to join us in doing so, while working to grow good-paying clean energy jobs,” Kerry stated.

“Together with the Powering Past Coal Alliance, we will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world, building stronger economies and more resilient communities,” he added. “The first step is to stop making the problem worse: stop building new unabated coal power plants.”

“Documents produced to the Committee reveal that the State Department sought and received feedback from leftist environmental groups on the [PPCA] and enabled those groups to influence U.S. foreign policy,” Comer wrote. “These documents raise significant concerns that confidential information related to U.S. foreign policy, energy policy, and national security policy, have been shared with these groups, including in off-the-record meetings with Envoy John Kerry.”

“The PPCA announcement was the latest example of Envoy Kerry and the Biden Administration taking actions under the guise of climate advocacy that undermine our economic health and threaten foreign policy priorities while avoiding congressional scrutiny,” he added.

“These exchanges raise concerns as to what information Envoy Kerry and the SPEC office are providing to organizations like the NRDC in exchange for this information,” Comer’s letter read.

“The Committee is concerned that U.S. government officials providing similar nonpublic information to such groups could enable them to provide it to foreign governments for efforts undermining U.S. national and energy security,” he said.

Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, has faced criticism for lack of transparency in his office’s operations.

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