While the mainstream media is content to carry on (…and on…and on…) with its obsession over Russia and its interest in Donald Trump’s agenda, allow me to divert your attention for just a few moments and dive into what has recently been revealed through extensive investigations by Congress.
Apparently, Russia is far more likely to align with American-based environmental groups backed by none other than billionaire leftist George Soros. According to NewsBusters, just last month, Republican Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, calling for an investigation into allegations that Russia has been financially backing anti-fracking campaigns in the United States in an “attempt to safeguard the influence of the Russian oil and gas sector.”
“According to reports, entities connected to the Russian government are using a shell company registered in Bermuda, Klein LTD., to funnel tens of millions of dollars to a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) private foundation, the Sea Change Foundation,” the letter stated.
Naturally, Klein’s attorney has addressed the media, denying that the firm had any connection with the Russian government or Russian oil and gas interests. However, there’s this…
“Sea Change Foundation tax forms showed it received $23 million from Klein in 2010 and 2011. Sea Change’s only other donor was Nathaniel Simons, the foundation’s founder and president. Sea Change’s website lists no contact or grantmaking information, and declares “The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.”
Nevertheless, Sea Change gives millions of dollars annually to “climate change mitigation and clean energy policy.” By giving through Sea Change, Klein didn’t have to reveal which specific groups it funded. However it is clear the donations went to climate-related projects since all of Sea Change’s donations went to climate projects.”
And low and behold, it seems the vast majority of groups supported by Sea Change (Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), League of Conservation Voters, Center for American Progress, and Union of Concerned Scientists to name a few) take a strong stance against fracking.
Oh, and let’s not overlook the fact that Soros has given tens of millions to each of them since 2000.
Alright, now back to your regularly scheduled programming pushed out by the mainstream media.