Russia might have funded some of the same U.S. environmental groups backed by leftist billionaire George Soros. There are ten in common.
Republican Reps. Lamar Smith and Randy Weber sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on June 29, requesting he investigate allegations that Russia has financially backed anti-fracking campaigns in the U.S. to “safeguard the influence of the Russian oil and gas sector.”
“According to reports, entities connected to the Russian government are using a shell company registered in Bermuda, Klein LTD. (Klein), 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 Sea Change Foundation is accused of funneling the money from Klein to the environmental groups though they deny any ties to Russia.
The Foundation received $23 million from Klein and their only other donor was the founder. There is no evidence of grants or other sources of funds.
Despite this, Sea Change gave millions of dollars each year to “climate change mitigation and clean energy policy.” They went to climate projects to promote clean energy and reduce reliance on carbon energy. Sea Change is also anti-fracking.
The donation list:
In 2010 and 2011, Sea Change gave away nearly $100 million to the Tides Foundation, the Sierra Club Foundation, the Energy Foundation and 34 other groups, according to Foundation Directory. At least eight of those groups received more than $20.7 million from Soros combined.
There is a more on this link about the radical, boisterous groups both Russia and Soros appear to have funded. For all his anti-Russia and anti-Communist talk, Soros appears to have a lot in common with Putin.
This is the Russia collusion that needs to be probed.
Read the details on Newsbusters.