Environmental activists like Tom Steyer, George Soros, Al Gore and organizations like Nature Conservancy have profited—and continue to profit—from investments in the very fossil fuels they campaign against. The New York Post,
“Consider George Soros, the world’s richest hedge-fund manager. He supports groups… which all oppose the job-creating innovation known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Yet Soros himself recently bought a giant stake in CONSOL Energy, a company actively involved in fracking. Hmm . . .
“Even Al Gore took a fossil-fuel payday. He sold his TV channel to Al Jazeera Media Network, a foreign news outfit heavily backed by oil money… Weeks later, Gore released a book in which he blames the poor state of the climate-change debate on the fact that “virtually every news and political-commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies.”
“As for Steyer, he left his $20 billion hedge fund back in 2012, promising to pull his personal holdings from “ecologically unsound” investments… Did he back up his loud, proud, moral stand by immediately dumping his energy assets, no matter the personal loss? Hah: Steyer waited until market conditions were optimal for reaping some final profits from the energy sector…
“In one notable scandal, the Nature Conservancy raised millions from well-intentioned donors to buy land to help protect a threatened species, the Attwater’s prairie chicken, from extinction… But after the purchase, it approved oil drilling there. The endangered birds are no longer on the land, but the group continues to grow rich off of oil profits…”
For all the hypocrites against oil except when it comes to money as in the biggest hypocrite Al Gore who wants regular people to lives in caves and not use any carbon footprints. Now for those who think crude oil is terrible you will have to go back to life prior to 1859 when the first oil was discovered in Titusville,Pennsylvania.Besides early oil pioneers who refined it for kerosene, there are thousands of products in our daily lives made with petroleum by products which means just about every product you use in some form you will have to give up Mr. Gore. Products such as kitchen and household such as all appliances, then forget about a vehicle which requires tires(oil based) and forget about the house you live in made with oil based products,caulking material,vinyl coating around electrical wires,paint, pvc water pipes and forget abut your smartphone,computer and your ball point pen. Next if you relax and want to fish forget it as you are using fishing poles,a waterproof jacket,no golfing or football or taking pictures with a camera of any kind.Also if you have an medical emergency that is out. Since you are using a paved highway which was constructed with road tar that’s out and if you walk on grass and get to the medical center all sorts of products they use is petroleum based down to the latex gloves they use or wait in the lobby and sit on upholstered furniture and medical devices used to treat patients.
Of course you do not hear about any of this through the media.I found this information on my own and would never hear it out of hypocrites against fossil fuel that we are all using daily with products made with petroleum by products.