Federal Aviation Administration records reportedly indicate that the family of John Kerry, the Biden administration’s top environmental policy adviser, owns a private jet.
The FAA's registry shows a Gulfstream Aerospace jet owned by Flying Squirrel LLC — the name previously reported for Teresa Heinz Kerry's private charter jet company, Fox News reported. The company's listed address matches of the Heinz Family Foundation, the news outlet reported.
According to FAA records, the jet's registration certificate was issued in July of 2005 and expires in October of 2023.
The Guardian has reported that private jets have been estimated to emit up to 40 times as much carbon per passenger as commercial flights.
During his 2004 presidential run, Kerry's campaign made 60 payments to his wife's charter jet company, totaling $273,171, the New York Post reported at the time. And in 2013, his executive branch personnel financial disclosure showed Kerry owning "over $1,000,001" in assets for "Flying Squirrel LLC" through his wife.
Kerry's financial disclosures from 2009-2012 also show that amount, Fox News reported.
During remarks Wednesday at the White House, Kerry — responding to a question about any negative effect of President Joe Biden’s climate plan on jobs in the oil, gas, and coal industries — insisted those workers “have better choices” and can “go to work to make the solar panels,” ABC News reported.
“They’ve been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense,” Kerry said. “No, it’s not. What’s happening to them is happening because of other market forces already taking place.
“Coal plants have been closing over the last 20 years. So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, and they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels.”
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