Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Russian Financiers Employ Environmentalist to Derail U.S. Fracking

Well, what do you know?  Russian financiers have been funding environmentalist groups in order to derail U.S. companies from fracking.  Our enemies know who to employ when it comes to their interest.  Here is an excerpt from the Washington Free Beacon:

A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president of a London-based investment firm whose president until recently chaired the board of the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft.

In addition to those roles, Hoskins is a director at a company called Klein Ltd. No one knows where that firm’s money comes from. Its only publicly documented activities have been transfers of $23 million to U.S. environmentalist groups that push policies that would hamstring surging American oil and gas production, which has hurt Russia’s energy-reliant economy.

Not only do we have Russians financing environmentalist groups, so does the EPA under the auspices of the Obama administration.  Coincidence, anyone?


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