Republican Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee thinks the Russians have been funding fractivism through a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) private foundation shell company. They did copy two ranking minority members
(democrats) on the letter which I found interesting that no democrats signed off on this letter.
Sea Change Foundation
is registered in Bermuda as Klein LTD. (Klein). The claim is that they have funneled tens of millions of dollars to non profits at which Klein’s attorney has denied merit
to this claim.
in January of 2017 that “The Foundation is heavily funded by a Bermuda-based shell corporation with direct ties to Putin and Russian oil interests. The shady firm is currently under indictment for offshore money laundering”.
Here is the link to the June 2017 letter urging Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, to investigate this claim,
Here are some of the pages of that letter that I found most interesting…
To put this REPUBLICAN allegation in perspective, the DailyBeast wrote
, “Like many conspiracy theories, this one has a small grain of truth, surrounded by layers upon layers of circumstantial connect-the-dots, hearsay and repetition”.
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It is a double standard to brush off Russian collusion for our PONTUS’ election but crying foul thinking Russia is supporting US fractivism. Russia is said to have a vested interest to stop Europe from fracking so Russia can keep supplying them with natural gas as one of their biggest customers.
As a volunteer research analyst, I blog about all of the Urban Drilling risks and am alarmed to have even a request that federal money be wasted investigating Russian interference that works against pure intentions like mine and the Moores to save our planet from fossil fuel’s destructive path.
I believe that the fossil fuel interests to keep the status quo with Americans addicted to oil goes so deep and this Russian thing is smokescreen?
Fractivism has its friends even IF the Russians are indeed playing dirty. In addition to the Moore Foundation I emailed above, we need to keep the pressure to fight fracking.
Those of us, like you as a reader who are genuinely interested in environmental causes, should frown upon other not so sincere writers who mislead with headlines for example, in this title….
Once you read the article, you see that Soros donates legitimately to mainstream environmental groups…period.