Two key House members call to investigate Russian ‘collusion’ with anti-fracking green groups


Watts Up With That?

By Thomas Lifson, from American Thinker

[update, I scheduled this the previous night, and was unaware that Dave Middleton would publish the same story a few hours earlier….C’est la vie ~ctm]

Charges of “Russian collusion” may have opened Pandora’s Box for the environmentalist wing of the Democratic Party and the American left.  Republican congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and energy subcommittee chairman Rep. Randy Weber have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, calling:

… on the Trump administration to investigate whether Russia is trying to undermine the U.S. energy industry by funding environmental activism as part of a “propaganda war against fossil fuels.”

They lay out the logic of the case:

Russia’s goal is to “suppress the widespread adoption of fracking in Europe and the U.S.,”

according to a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from House Science, Space and…

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