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Monday, January 30, 2017

Will Dems Who Wailed About Putin Interference in Election Care About Russia Funding U.S. Environmental Groups?

Further proof that the environmental movement is like  a watermelon: green on the outside, red on the inside!

How many weeks did we hear moaning and wailing about Putin trying to influence the U.S. presidential election? Dems who recoiled at Reagan's remarks calling the Soviets an "evil empire" and rebuild America's military suddenly discovered Russia as a strategic foe.

But it would appear Dem's outrage is selective as usual after we learn from this Newsweek report:
[A] Senate report found that the Sea Change Foundation funneled more than $43 million to environmental causes in 2011 -- padding the budgets of ardent anti-fracking organizations like the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council. 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.

The influence of Russian propaganda and the influx of money funneled from the Kremlin to many of America's most extreme environmental outfits helps explain why anti-fracking attacks continue even though science has confirmed fracking poses no threat to public health.

A five-year study from the Environmental Protection Agency could "not find evidence that [fracking] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States." Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson admitted there hasn't been a single "proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water."

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Groundwater Protection Council both found fracking caused no groundwater contamination. A recently concluded three-year study performed by geologists at the University of Cincinnati also found fracking had no impact on local water supplies.

Clearly, fracking has benefited the United States. It has created millions of jobs, spurred the economy and created a path to energy independence, all without posing a risk to people or the environment.

It seems the only folks left attacking fracking are puppets of the anti-science, anti-American Russian propaganda machine. These people hope that lies about fracking can weaken the United States, dry up the supply of oil and gas, drive up energy costs and force European countries to pour money into Putin's coffers.
In opposing U.S. energy development at nearly every step, radical Democrats (is there any other kind?) are in lockstep with Vladimir Putin and Russian billionaire oligarchs who share the same goals. We're right back to the Cold War when radical Dems openly sided with Russia and attempted to block efforts to win that conflict!

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