San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer has contributed $900,000 on behalf of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, while attacking GOP rival Ken Cuccinelli on environmental issues.
But green is a new shade for Steyer.
Breitbart News reported that the hedge fund executive who founded Farallon Capital Management has aggressively worked both sides of the energy field.
In 2008, Farallon heavily invested in Adaro, Indonesia’s second-largest coal company. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal and, according to Reuters, China is Adaro’s biggest customer.
Steyer’s firm held additional stock in “dirty coal” and nuclear plants, oil and gas companies in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, Breitbart said.