Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Who Funds Environmental Movement: Not Just American Billionaires

It has long been known that environmentalism, is something of a rich person's hobby: a way of assuaging guilt over being fortunate. But now there is evidence that the motivations for funding may be more economic. From 1/27/15 Free Beacon:
A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president of a London-based investment firm whose president until recently chaired the board of the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft.

If rich Americans fund political campaigns, like the Koch Brothers, this is an outrage, but if environmentalists are funded by the Russian government, a nest of homophobes, nothing to be concerned about to the left.


Sebastian said...

The left only really has one value: power. Everything else can be compromised in the achievement of that end.

dmurray said...

Hello, FBI ?

Foreign agents registry?
Acting against national interest, dare I say national security ?

Ah, nostalgia.

Thanks, Clayton.