Billionaire pipeline investor Hamm is also a big charter school backer
Billionaire Hamm is Trump's main energy advisor.
Hamm recently announced to investors that oil it obtains via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin is destined for transport through Standing Rock Sioux territory via the Dakota Access pipeline.
MORE ABOUT HAMM... He's Donald Trump's energy adviser and a likely pick for U.S. Energy Sec. should Trump be elected.
As you might have already guessed, Philanthro-capitalist Hamm is also a big player in the world of school privatization and charter schools. His favorite seems to beASTEC charters, the first charter in Oklahoma.
He's also appealing his divorce settlement which called for him paying out $1B to ex-wife Sue Ann. He claims a drop in oil prices negatively affected his finances. It seems that $18 billion doesn't go as far as it used to.
Will ASTEC be next on the chopping block? Schooling in the Ownership Society: Billionaire pipeline investor Hamm is also a big charter school backer: