Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Connection Between Russia and 2 Green Groups Fighting Fracking in US

New Yorkers who are missing out on the natural gas revolution could be victims of Russian spy operations that fund popular environmental groups, current and former U.S. government officials and experts on Russia worry. Natural gas development of the celebrated Marcellus Shale deposits has spurred jobs and other economic growth in neighboring Pennsylvania. But not in New York, which nearly 10 years ago banned the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to produce natural gas. Two environmental advocacy groups that successfully lobbied against fracking in New York each received more than $10 million in grants from a foundation in California that got financial support from a Bermuda company congressional investigators linked to the Russians, public documents show. The environmental groups Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club Foundation received millions of dollars in grants from the San Francisco-based Sea Change Foundation. “Follow the money trail, and this [New York] ban on fracking could be viewed as an example of successful Russian espionage,” Ken Stiles, a CIA veteran of 29 years who now teaches at Virginia Tech, told The Daily Signal. To Stiles and other knowledgeable observers, this looks like an actual case of knowing or unknowing collusion with Russia. Both Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club Foundation also accepted tens of millions from the Energy Foundation, the top recipient of grants from Sea Change, according to foundation and tax records...MORE


Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Sierra Club Foundation... on Southern Poverty Law Center's website was a questionnaire ... one of their multiple choice questions was about which one of the "social justice non-profits" do you donate to ...the Sierra Club was one of choices listed.

...Sierra Club listed as a "social justice" non-profit..?

That goes hand in hand with their narrative that all farmers & ranchers are 'gun-toting racists.

The SPLC has 407 articles bashing the Bundys.

On the FBI's website the SPLC is listed as one of it's partnerships.

Anonymous said...

Check out the entire board of directors of the Sea Change Foundation.

Nat and Laura are the co-founders and co-directors of Sea Change Foundation, a private family foundation currently dedicated to addressing global climate change. Founded in 2006, Sea Change works to support private and public policies and foster investments and practices that will reduce the most substantial sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2009, Nat and Laura co-founded Prelude Ventures, an early-stage cleantech investment group which focuses on emerging companies poised to speed the transition to a low-carbon economy. "

So basically what this couple does is use their "philanthropic" foundation to enlist the Sierra Club and NRCD to attack their for-profit investment group's competitors for them. It's all about money, and if the Russians want to join the game, it makes no difference to them where more money comes from.