As seen in RealClearEnergy
Before a federal energy commissioner promiscuously entered into dealings with climate activists — including a former client who opened the discussion by suggesting what she asked might be “inappropriate” —this official presumably sought ethics guidance that would address any potential conflicts of interest or restrictions, or the propriety of what she was about to do.
But up until now, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, has refused to release any documents showing what guidance was offered, or even if any was sought, or even admit if any such records exist in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Its silence suggests a strategy of delaying any admissions, one way or the other, until a court orders it to let the public know any more about FERC’s attention to, or disregard of, laws that govern all federal regulators.
The Institute for Energy Research, a Washington-based nonprofit that supports free market energy policies, has broken loose emails, Zoom calls, Zoom chats, Microsoft Team chats, text messages, calendar records, and phone bills that provide insight into how FERC has gradually morphed into a tool for climate activism while operating at or beyond the edges of laws governing all federal agencies. After early and relatively timely calendar releases put Chairman Glick in the spotlight over his candor about White House coordination on climate, IER has filed 15 lawsuits dating back to last May that probe further into the record of coordination between FERC appointees and climate activists from inside and outside of the Biden White House.
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