The Federalist Papers Project, July 19, 2017 By
Groups promoting “green energy” and abandoning fossil fuel extraction have a big friend in Russia and George Soros.
Despite what you might be told by the mainstream media, Russia is not that particularly interested in Donald Trump’s agenda.
They’re far more likely to align with – and fund – environmentalist groups backed by billionaire leftist George Soros and his contingent of followers.
In extensive investigations by Congress, it was revealed that Russia has likely been funding American-based environmental groups – many of which operate under the arm of the globalist George Soros.
Last month, Republican Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding he investigate 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,” NewsBusters writes.
“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.
The attorney for Klein denied the firm had any connection with the Russian government or Russian oil and gas interests, they told the media. But if it true, it could destroy the American environmental movement.
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.
Most of the groups supported by Sea Change take a strong anti-fracking stance.
For example, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) launched a “Community Fracking Defense Project” in September 2012. The project helps communities “craft effective anti-fracking laws” and goes to court “to support citizens’ rights to limit oil and gas development in their towns.” Ultimately the NRDC wants a complete ban on fracking.
League of Conservation Voters, Center for American Progress, and Union of Concerned Scientists have all advocated for stronger regulations on fracking as well.
Soros has given tens of millions to climate change groups since 2000.