Even though environmentalists are now being held legally responsible for their acts of terrorism, they maybe down but are not out. Regular readers of this blog may recall the Institute for Energy Research (IER) released a study during April revealing the nonprofits and foundations environmentalists use in order to finance their activities.
It just so happens, a few days ago, the Capital Research Center (CRC) released a three part study of their own, in which the first part details one particular organization named the Oak Foundation. The report describes a massive amount of funding the group has at its disposal it a variety of different bank accounts worldwide. From the article:
“The foundation’s latest annual report reports that Oak made more than $350 million in grants in 2018 alone to groups in 36 countries covering a number of issue areas, most notably humanitarian causes (like preventing child sex abuse), the environment, and what it calls “special interest” projects—a catch-all term covering genuine charities as well as social justice activists.
According to the online service FoundationSearch, Oak’s American arm—the San Francisco-based Oak Foundation USA—paid out $430 million in grants between 1999 and 2016. These grants run the gamut of issue areas with a particular emphasis on environmentalist and social justice causes.”
Some other activities Oak finances are:
“One of the Oak Foundation’s areas of focus is funding climate change activism. The group has funded Greenpeace, the World Resources Institute, Environmental Law Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and other eco-activist groups to support the 2015 Paris Climate Accords and push global warming policies.
In 2018, the group gave $1 million to Oil Change International “to align the global energy transition with the goals set in the historic Paris [Climate Accord] by ending public funding of fossil fuels.” The Oak Foundation also directed a $3 million grant to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to promote “climate mitigation efforts.””
The Oak Foundation even financed a project supported by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, a think tank in Brazil to advocate reducing man-made greenhouse gas emissions, and an Latino group campaign in North Carolina to agitate against enforcement of illegal immigration laws. Accolades to IER and CRC for their research and efforts.
Environmentalist foundations and nonprofits aren’t just a money laundering operation for the Left, they’re also a glorified jobs program for civilization-hating, Leftist college students and neo-hippies who can’t stand the idea of having to work for a living. The amount of money and its shifting from one organization to another to fund environmentalist activities looks downright criminal, and probably is. Hopefully a legal investigation of these shinanegans will soon come from the Justice Department or some government legal entity. When it happens, hopefully, it will stop this nonsense in its tracks.
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