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Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company
Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay

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 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.

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passed those millions along to some of the nation’s 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 Change’s $100 million in grants in 2010 and 2011.

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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 Change’s “skeletal staff quietly shovels tens of millions of dollars out the door annually to combat climate change. And that’s 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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1 posted on 01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST by george76
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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.


2 posted on 01/27/2015 8:12:44 AM PST by Yellowstone Joe (God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy)
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To: george76

Knew something like this was going on.
There are probably other similar operations.


3 posted on 01/27/2015 8:12:53 AM PST by buwaya
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To: george76

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.


4 posted on 01/27/2015 8:13:30 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: george76

Keepin’ the competition down....

They just used the old Watermelon network built up by the Soviets.


5 posted on 01/27/2015 8:13:33 AM PST by Regulator
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To: george76

Yep...we know they’re traitors. What’s gonna be done about it?


6 posted on 01/27/2015 8:17:47 AM PST by gr8eman (Don't waste your energy trying to understand commies. Use it to defeat them!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks george76, related:
7 posted on 01/27/2015 8:20:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
ping to all lists:
8 posted on 01/27/2015 8:26:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: george76

No way!


9 posted on 01/27/2015 8:46:52 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: george76

Nothing has changed from the days that the KGB funded environmental groups. Putin is KGB.


10 posted on 01/27/2015 8:49:35 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: george76

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2015 9:01:24 AM PST by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12, 73, ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, of course, this has been all over the MSM. /s


12 posted on 01/27/2015 9:05:27 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let's put the ship of state on Cruz Control with Ted Cruz.)
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To: gr8eman

‘Yep...we know they’re traitors. What’s gonna be done about it?”
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Nothing, as usual.


13 posted on 01/27/2015 9:33:57 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: george76

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.


14 posted on 01/27/2015 9:36:40 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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". . . accused the DuPont Corporation of masterminding the CFC phase-out because the company’s freon patents expired in 1992, and would have resulted in several million dollars lost. The new refrigerant, HFC-134a, which DuPont held exclusive rights, was a less efficient refrigerant, and was the only refrigerant authorized for use in new car air conditioning systems."

I recall lots of talk about how DuPont poured tons of money into environmental groups to finance efforts to ban freon.

15 posted on 01/27/2015 12:32:50 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: george76

I always assume you’ll find OPEC money too.


16 posted on 01/27/2015 1:07:00 PM PST by marron
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To: george76; SunkenCiv

And we have a President doing exactly what Putin wants by shutting down as much U.S. production as he can.


17 posted on 01/27/2015 1:53:32 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: thackney

Ping.


18 posted on 01/27/2015 2:05:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: colorado tanker

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.


19 posted on 01/27/2015 2:20:33 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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James O’Keefe called this scam....


20 posted on 01/27/2015 3:26:43 PM PST by GOPJ (Radical Muslims are the brutish "Morlocks' of the Islamic coin - flip of peace loving Eloi...)
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