by Harry Cooper and Quentin Aires
Politico Brussels

“Follow the money” has become a well-rehearsed mantra used by lobbyists to question the integrity of civil society organizations. The latest attack comes from the U.S.-based Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E), which issued a report setting out the links between Fred Stanback, a American financier, and several well-known environmental NGOs operating in the U.K. “It’s troubling that these so-called environmentalist organizations in the U.S. and U.K are either willfully or unknowingly colluding with extremist population control and anti-immigration activist groups funded by a few extremely wealthy Americans,” said Craig Richardson, E&E’s president.

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