Breaking News PUTIN IS FUNDING GREEN GROUPS TO DISCREDIT NATURAL GAS FRACKING

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    Saw the story on Tucker Carlson Tonight and had to search it out. Seems Russia is funding these groups through a shell group in Bermuda to undermine fracking in the U.S, try and have it banned and of course, benefit Russian oil businesses.

    I'm sure this will receive the broad coverage it demands...

    Putin is funding Green groups to discredit fracking

    Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations—environmental organizations working against shale gas—to maintain dependence on imported Russian gas.

    This anti-fracking campaign seizes upon environmental issues and health concerns that could be used to constrain U.S. drilling and fracking exercises, the letter explains.

    Gazprom, a large Russian oil company, stands to benefit if Russian-funded environmental activism results in reduced levels of fracking and natural gas production in the United States, Smith and Weber tell Mnuchin. They write:

    It is easy to see the benefit to Russia and Gazprom that would result from a reduction in the U.S. level of drilling and fracking—a position advocated for by numerous environmental groups in the U.S.

     
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    ScienceRocks There you go, you got another buddy in Putin.Lol!
     
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    Probably fake news since it's from Tucker Carlson... but if so it's in line with Republican hopes for our country's future, since they want to kill natural gas in an effort to bring back the 19th century's dominant energy source, coal. I can see Trumpsters backing this.
     
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    Where's the evidence that supports the allegation?
     
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    DID you read the link from newsweek? If they aren't a legitimate news source you will have to take it up with them. Multiple sources of this story, I tend to believe it and it's quite a believable situation.
     
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    I read the link. I didn't see any evidence. Far as I can tell it is just more government propaganda.
     
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    The source of the article is the Daily Signal, which isn't the most reliable but funnelling the money through shell corporations in the Caribbean sounds right, and Russia certainly has an interest in cutting back US gas production.

    Having said that, fracking isn't anything I would want to live near. Earthquakes make me nervous.
     
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    There is no fracking around the Pacific Rim however there are more earthquakes there than anywhere else on earth. Earthquakes have happened in the Midwest long before fracking ever started.
     
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    But they've increased ten-fold in areas where fracking is prevalent.
     
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    Yes, but small quakes are a good thing, it relieves the pressure gradually instead of all at once. They are looking into ways to have smaller quakes in areas prone to quakes as a way of preventing large ones. The fracking isn't the cause of the quakes, it's the wastewater from the fracking that is the issue.
     

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