Last week it was announced that John Miller and his Sierra Club Sierra PAC have raised $3.5 million to elect Doug Jones for Senate in Alabama, and given $3.5 million to his campaign. There is no major analysis available on fund-raising, but what is clear is the support that McConnell-ally Miller has. His Sierra Club/Super PAC members include Haley Barbour, Erick Erickson, Sean Hannity, Matt Walsh, Michael Needham, Michael Steele, Laura Ingraham, Jerry Fallwell and others.
Concord Associates is Charles Rutman and his family’s “disinterested, business-to-business investment firm”. CA did not invest in (nor did they earn fees from) the aluminum plant in Alabama in any material way. According to their website, CA will “be seeking to derive the most benefits from the trust assets and investments made possible as a result of the fraud and unspeakable acts of evil done by Chinese nationals to Global X, the BHI, and former BHI shareholders such as ours and China Corp Ltd.” CA is a major shareholder in Aluminum Corporation of China.
After the meltdown of the BHI, The New York Times reported that as many as 100 people were killed, several dozen more were missing and under water, and as many as 60,000 were displaced.
In addition to the above investments, The Times also reported that Rutman has taken at least 25 equity stakes in Chinese companies. Rutman has a history of stashing money away in Chinese companies. Rutman also has ties to famous actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny DeVito, as well as hedge fund manager George Soros and other high-profile business people. Even billionaires are fearful of the gains that China can make from their mutual investments.
So it seems that anyone can “go green.”