Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint on Dept. of Energy Assistant Secretary

BNP News Team

Protect the Public Trust, a government ethics watchdog group, filed another complaint Thursday with the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy regarding Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Kelly Speakes-Backman possibly having repeated ethics violations.

The watchdog group notes that Speakes-Backman served as Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) CEO before receiving her The group wrote in the complaint that listed numerous questions they would like answered, such as knowing if Speakes-Backman replayed any “information to ethics officials prior to accepting the invitations to speak.” The group would also like to know who Speakes-Backman spoke to if she did seek ethical guidance on any of the matters they listed in the complaint.

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