US Treasury Dept Asked To Investigate Reports That Russia Funneled Millions To US Environmental Groups

US Treasury Dept Asked To Investigate Reports That Russia Funneled Millions To US Environmental Groups, by Michael Bastach.

House lawmakers have added another twist to the ongoing congressional Russia investigation by asking the Treasury Department to look into allegations Russia secretly funneled money to environmental groups opposed to oil and gas drilling.

Top Republicans want the Trump administration to investigate a Bermuda-based shell company that funneled money to a prominent environmental non-profit that’s given millions to anti-fracking activists. Media reports suggest the Bermuda shell company is tied to Russian oligarchs.

Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asking him to investigate “what appears to be a concerted effort by foreign entities to funnel millions of dollars through various non-profit entities to influence the U.S. energy market.”

The Soviet Union gave help to the left in the West over armament issues and promoting socialism for decades, and I don’t recall the media complaining about Russian interference. Qatar funded that anti-fracking movie that was made a few years ago.

hat-tip Charles