Whoda Thunk It?
Turns out that the Judgie Wudgie who lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling had fiduciary reasons for doing so! He’s a big time investor in oil and energy companies!
Like many judges presiding in the Gulf region, Feldman owns lots of energy stocks, including Transocean, Halliburton, and two of BP’s largest U.S. private shareholders — BlackRock (7.1%) and JP Morgan Chase (28.3%). Here’s a list of Feldman’s income in 2008 (amounts listed unless under $1,000):
BlackRock ($12000- $36000)
Ocean Energy ($1000 – $2500)
NGP Capital Resources ($1000 – $2500)
Quicksilver Resources ($5000 – $15000)
Hercules Offshore ($6000 – $17500)
Atlas Energy Resources
EV Energy Partners
El Paso Corp
ATP Oil & Gas
Well! Just may be blind. But it sure as heck does SMELL!
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