A new report reveals that Russian efforts to sabotage the US economy have a powerful ally, one who shares their goal of destroying what he calls “American supremacy.”
US-based environmentalist groups that took millions from the Russian government allies to attack fracking also pocketed cash from creepy billionaire George Soros.
The liberal Sea Change Foundation funneled tens of millions of dollars to radical liberal groups in the United States to fund projects aimed at shutting down oil and gas exploration and development.
The group got nearly all of its money from one source: $23 million from a liberal financier who funneled it through a Bermuda corporation, which was established by attorneys connected to the Russian government.
Russia is heavily invested in oil and gas, and American fracking operations have cut deeply into their profits. As a result, the Russian government is keenly interested in anything that would sabotage or undercut the U.S. oil economy.
And so is Soros.
The Washington Times reports:
A report released Tuesday by the conservative Media Research Center found that Mr. Soros, a top Democratic Party donor, has given more than $75.5 million to 10 of the same environmental nonprofits that also received funding from the Sea Change Foundation.
From 2010-11, the liberal foundation known for its environmental advocacy gave $26.6 million to the 10 organizations, which include the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Natural Resources Defense Council.
The foundation received $23 million in 2010-11 from Klein Ltd. of Bermuda, which has been accused of operating as a shell company in order to funnel Russian money to the U.S. anti-fracking movement, according to a June 29 letter from key Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
The list of groups to which the Sea Change Foundation donated to could be mistaken for a copy-and-paste from Soros’ reports.
So why is the Russian government, George Soros, and US environmentalists locked in an iron triangle of cash and foreign collusion?
“If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking,” says House Science Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX.) “They have established an elaborate scheme that funnels money through shell companies in Bermuda. This scheme may violate federal law and certainly distorts the U.S. energy market.”
“U.S. presidential candidates, European officials, and the U.S. intelligence community have all publicly noted that Russia and its government corporations are funding a covert anti-fracking campaign to suppress the widespread adoption of fracking in Europe and the U.S.—all in an effort to safeguard the influence of the Russian oil and gas sector,” Smith notes in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, demanding an investigation.
Even Hillary Clinton was concerned about the level to which the Russian government is funding her own radical environmentalist allies.
“We were even up against phony environmental groups, and I’m a big environmentalist, but these were funded by the Russians to stand against any effort, oh that pipeline, that fracking, that whatever will be a problem for you and a lot of the money supporting that message was coming from Russia,” Clinton admitted in a June 2014 speech in Canada.
And that’s where Soros found a common cause and ally.
Soros is heavily invested in YPF SA, an oil company that is using fracking to develop some of the world’s largest shale reserves. Those reserves happen to be located in Argentina, and YPF SA is the nation’s state-owned oil company.
Central and South America are prime markets for fracked oil and natural gas.
If the U.S. were to adopt restrictions on fracking, it would be a cash boom for YPF, and Soros.
Therefore, any investigation of Russian collusion with U.S. environmentalist groups must also look into Soros’ efforts to manipulate policy.