Warren B. Kanders and David Rubenstein are super-wealthy executives who profit off of sales of tear gas that is being used at the US-Mexico border and around the world – and they also sit on the boards of major arts and cultural institutions.
Posts by Rob Galbraith
Nick Sinatra just got a major state development deal, owes hundreds of thousands in property taxes (again)
We exposed Nick Sinatra’s $1.2 million in back taxes earlier this year. The developer just got millions of dollars in subsidies to build in Canalside, even though he’s behind on his taxes again.
Cuomo Campaign Manager Lobbies for Oil & Gas Pipeline Company
Andrew Cuomo’s campaign manager lobbies for fossil fuel pipeline corporation Williams Companies – and Cuomo’s oil and gas industry ties don’t end there.
Buffalo’s Immigrant Detention Profiteers
Several prominent Buffalo real estate developers have been quietly bringing in millions of dollars from leases to the agencies executing Trump’s brutal policies at the border.
Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra owes over $800k in taxes despite generous public subsidies
Nick Sinatra owes at least $827,382.80 on 42 properties in Erie County. He has received nearly $1.5 million in public subsidies.
Pegula-backed fracking waste firm uses racist language to attack opponents
A fracking wastewater plant backed by billionaire Terry Pegula has gone on the offensive, using racially inflammatory language to attack its opponents in the Seneca Nation.
Exelon lobbyist bragged about profitability of Cuomo’s nuclear bailout
A regulator-turned-Exelon-lobbyist bragged at an energy conference last year about how Exelon’s lobbying investment translated into nearly $6 billion in public subsidies.
New York agency tasked with clean energy development subsidizes natural gas infrastructure
NYSERDA has give more than $23 million for natural gas projects, even after the 2014 ban on fracking in New York State
As Cuomo backs divestment, more fracking investments revealed at UB Foundation
Despite a campus commitment to sustainability and a growing push for divestment, the University at Buffalo Foundation maintains investments in fracking-focused private equity funds.
Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joins board of third largest carbon polluter
Obama cabinet member who touted fracking has joined the board of a company that funded climate change denial, fought the Clean Power Plan, and emits more carbon dioxide than all but two companies.
Who are Nick Sinatra’s investors?
Nick Sinatra is a young developer who has quickly amassed a huge portfolio of buildings in Buffalo, driving waves of gentrification in the process. We looked at the billionaire investors behind his operation.
New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul has tens of thousands invested in fossil fuels
While New York State investigates divesting from fossil fuel interests, Lt Gov Kathy Hochul has tens of thousands of dollars invested in oil and coal companies, including ones currently being sued by New York State and New York City.