John Kerry, President Biden’s top environmental adviser, still owns a private jet, despite his intentions to fight fossil fuels in the new administration, a report said.
A Federal Aviation Administration register shows a Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, whose name was previously reported as a private charter jet company to the wife of climate warrior Teresa Heinz-Kerry, Fox News reported.
According to the network, the company’s address in the registry corresponds to the address of the Heinz Family Foundation.
The aircraft’s certificate of registration was issued in July 2005 and will expire in October 2023, according to Fox News FAA records.
It’s unclear how much Kerry benefited from his wife’s company, but it has been estimated that business jets emit more than 40 times the carbon per passenger as airliners.
During his 2004 presidential election, Kerry’s campaign made 60 payments to his wife’s company totaling $ 273,171.
As recently as 2013, financial disclosure by the then Secretary of State’s staff showed that he owned “over $ 1,000,001” in assets through his wife for Flying Squirrel LLC, Fox News reported.
The White House and the Heinz Family Office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
During Wednesday’s remarks at the White House, in response to a question about Biden’s climate plan that resulted in massive job losses in the oil, gas and coal industries, Kerry insisted that people working in industries disrupted by environmental concerns should “Have better decisions” and “can go” are working on manufacturing the solar panels. “
“They got the idea that dealing with the climate was at their expense,” said Kerry. “No, it isn’t. What happens to them happens because of other market forces that are already happening.”
“Coal power plants have been closed for the past 20 years. So President Biden wants to make sure that these people make better decisions, that they have alternatives, and that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels. “