Skip to comments.Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company
Posted on 01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST by george76
Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons.
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 Putins 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.
passed those millions along to some of the nations most prominent and politically active environmentalist groups. The Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council, Food and Water Watch, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Center for American Progress were among the recipients of Sea Changes $100 million in grants in 2010 and 2011.
The Sierra Club, which received nearly $8.5 million from Sea Change in 2010 and 2011, launched its Beyond Natural Gas campaign the following year. The effort has become one of the largest and best-funded environmentalist campaigns combating fracking and the extraction of natural gas in general.
Sea Changes skeletal staff quietly shovels tens of millions of dollars out the door annually to combat climate change. And thats pretty much all it does .. Nathaniel Simons and his wife run the foundation and are, except for Klein Ltd., its only donors. Simons, a hedge fund millionaire who commutes to work across San Francisco Bay aboard a 50-foot yacht
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Doesn’t surprise me in the least. For years another big oil producer has also funded the American green movement. Norway.
Why should anyone be shocked that those who benefit the most from our inability to produce oil for any reason would be the nations who support the anti-oil movements in the United States?
This is not new news, it is old news that has been out there for anyone willing to look at it.
Knew something like this was going on.
There are probably other similar operations.
Oh, that naughty Putin again, running circles around the US. In this case, Obama might be running hand in hand with Putin, as they totally agree on hampering the US oil biz.
Keepin’ the competition down....
They just used the old Watermelon network built up by the Soviets.
Yep...we know they’re traitors. What’s gonna be done about it?
Nothing has changed from the days that the KGB funded environmental groups. Putin is KGB.
misguided, disgruntled , college indoctrinated girls are being paid by Russians “to make a difference”, thereby fulfilling their role in life.
Since birth such young women have it drilled into their heads that their highest and best purpose for being is to make a difference.
Well, of course, this has been all over the MSM. /s
‘Yep...we know theyre traitors. Whats gonna be done about it?”
Nothing, as usual.
Things don’t change in the Soviet days they set a number of trust funds that funded many anti-american groups like “Stop the Bomb”,SDS, The Weathermen and The Winter Soldier just to name a few.
I recall lots of talk about how DuPont poured tons of money into environmental groups to finance efforts to ban freon.
I always assume you’ll find OPEC money too.
And we have a President doing exactly what Putin wants by shutting down as much U.S. production as he can.
and higher oil prices helps Socialists / Communists in places like Venezula and Cuba plus Moslem terrorists in Iran, etc. and their Qatar / Saudi financiers .
As you know: John F Kerry has a son-in-law from Iran.
James O’Keefe called this scam....
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