Daily Caller: Clinton-Supporting Eco-Billionaire’s Money Made Enviro Movement Top Dog In 2016

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by Chris White
The Daily Caller

One of the wealthiest Democratic donors in the country was single-handedly responsible for making the environmental movement one of the highest grossing industries last year.

Billionaire Tom Steyer contributed 85 percent of the industry’s contributions, or $87 million during the 2016 presidential election, according to a May report published on Opensecrets.org. The environmental industry pulled in nearly $112 million in donations last year.

A change in campaign finance laws helped the former hedge fund manager push the environmental movement to the forefront…

His money influenced the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 campaign platform on global warming and green energy, according to hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails uncovered by the conservative legal group Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal).

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