Biden Wants To Take On The Fossil-Fuel Industry. Dozens Of His Officials Are Invested In It.


Officials often take office with wide-ranging assets, then rework their portfolios early in their tenures to eliminate potential conflicts of interest. “If you’re a cabinet secretary, you’re touching so many different matters,” says Delaney Marsco, senior legal counsel on ethics at Campaign Legal Center. “From the public’s perspective, it is best to show us that you are serious by divesting a broad plate of financial interests that might even raise the appearance of a conflict.”

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