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November 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Tom Steyer’s money: It’s not so clean

I find the fact that Tom Steyer can contribute nearly $1.5 million to Democratic causes in Washington state [“Debate climate policy in the open,” Opinion, Oct. 29] as an environmentalist from out of state absurd given the fact that he made the bulk of his fortune, and continues to collect millions of dollars, from his investments in coal.

Steyer, a hedge-fund manager for Farallon Capital, has already made hundreds of millions of dollars, and stands to make hundreds of millions more in the next 15 years, through his investments in coal around the globe.

Over the past 15 years, Steyer’s fund has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into companies that operate coal mines and coal-fired power plants from Indonesia to China, records and interviews show.

Hypocrite? Nope, just another fat-cat rich Democrat trying to ease his conscience. Just Google Tom Steyer coal and you’ll see who the real Tom Steyer is.

Barry Savage, Redmond

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