There is evidence that many of our anti-oil-and-gas environmentalists are funded by Moscow.
by Jill Kay Melchior
National Review Online
Two new developments this week add to growing hunches that Russian money has made its way to the American environmentalist movement.
On Thursday afternoon, the Environmental Policy Alliance published a report detailing how a Bermuda-based company with numerous connections to Russia’s energy sector gave $23 million to the Sea Change Foundation, which in turn has funded green groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club.
Meanwhile, an affidavit unsealed in federal court Monday described a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Among the subjects for intelligence-gathering, CNN reports, is American development of green energy.
Chris Horner, senior fellow with the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, says, “If anybody’s schooled at obscuring connections, it’s the Russians.”