Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence
July 21, 2017 4:00 AM @AUSTINYACK
Aware that fracking could devastate the Russian economy, the Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe.
In 2014, after multiple European countries banned fracking following protests, NATO secretary general Fogh Anders Rasmussen warned that “Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations — environmental organizations working against shale gas — to maintain dependence on imported Russian gas.” We know that Rasmussen’s warnings were heard across the Atlantic, because even Hillary Clinton echoed them. At a private speaking event in 2016, she recalled that during her time in the State Department: We were up against phony environmental groups, and I’m a big environmentalist, but these were funded by the Russians to stand up against any effort, “Oh that pipeline, that fracking, that whatever will be a problem for you,” and a lot of that money supporting that effort was coming from Russia................
the truth is out now, and Secretary Mnuchin ought to immediately open an investigation into Russian ties to anti-fracking campaigns across the country......................