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.