Leonardo DiCaprio caught funneling grant money to dark money group for climate lawsuits
A non-profit foundation run by actor and climate fanatic Leonardo DiCaprio was caught
funneling money to the Resources Legacy Fund, a dark money group that redirected the cash to a private law firm suing oil companies over "climate change."
Emails received by Fox News Digital
reveal that in 2017, Dan Emmett, a philanthropist, and Ann Carlson, a University of California, Los Angeles
(UCLA) climate professor, were working together with the law firm Sher Edling to try to raise money for lawsuits against the oil industry.
DiCaprio was part of this, we reported
, having been the recipient of embezzlement money that prompted the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request an asset seizure of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
The watchdog group Government Accountability & Oversight (GAO) obtained the emails and passed them on to Fox
, which is blowing the lid on how DiCaprio and his pals within the climate brigade are doing everything they can to tear down the fossil fuel industry.
"In their emails, Emmett and Carlson discuss how Chuck Savitt, Sher Edling's director of strategic client relationships, had sought Emmett's support and had already received support from Terry Tamminen in his role as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's CEO, a title he held between 2016 and 2019," reports explain.
"When the emails were exchanged, Carlson, who is now a senior Biden administration official, served as co-director of the UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, the advisory board which Emmett still chairs."
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Part of that email exchange occurred on July 22, 2017, and three days prior Emmett had forwarded a message that Savitt sent him asking for his support. In these emails, it was further revealed that Edling's first lawsuits were filed with the support of the Collective Action Fund for Accountability, Resilience and Adaptation, a fund managed at the time by dark money group Resources Legacy Fund (RLF).
"Wanted to let you know that we filed the first three lawsuits supported by the Collective Action Fund on Monday," Savitt told Emmett. "These precedent setting cases call on 37 of the world’s leading fossil fuel companies to take responsibility for the devastating damage sea level rise – caused by their greenhouse gas emissions – is having on coastal communities."
One wonders how DiCaprio became a climate crusader willing to risk his entire livelihood for the cause. Perhaps he is traumatized from his work on the movie Titanic
, possibly believing that the ship sank because of a climate-induced iceberg?
Or perhaps DiCaprio is just a nutcase
like many others in Hollywood who believe every climate lie that comes down the pike. These people are convinced, it would seem, that the only way to "cool" the planet is to ban every source of reliable energy that society needs in order to function.
The email exchanges between all these folks went on for years afterwards. It was further revealed in many of them that other globalist organizations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are also involved, and are seeking to dismantle the fossil fuel industry with relentless litigation.
"Obviously, the donors created – including DiCaprio – several purported arms' lengths," Chris Horner, a lawyer who represented the GAO in the case involving the emails, told Fox
in an interview.
"This model used a couple of pass-throughs, by which DiCaprio and, it appears, Dan Emmett and others could run things, including DiCaprio's foundation and Resources Legacy Fund, and they're not seen as financing the assault."
Between 2017 and 2020, the RLF contributed more than $5.2 million to Edling, according to the group's tax filings during that period.
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