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Hillary Admits Putin Is Funding Anti-Fracking Groups

October 12, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




Dellers writes for Breitbart:


Hillary Clinton has confirmed what green activists have long indignantly denied: the big money behind many anti-fracking campaigns comes from Putin’s Russia.

She admitted this in a private speech on June 18, 2014 which has just been published on Wikileaks.


This is the first semi-official confirmation of Russia’s sponsorship of the vast, influential and obscenely well-funded anti-fracking industry.

As we reported at Breitbart last year, a lot of the Russian money appears to have been funnelled through a shadowy Bermuda-registered company called Klein Ltd, whose directors have strong connections with the Russian government. Over just two years it paid $23 million to the aggressively environmentalist Sea Change Foundation, which in turn distributed the money among smaller organizations.

I also brought it up two years earlier for an interview featured in Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney’s movie FrackNation. We were laughed at at the time as conspiracy theorists. But of course the Russian connection always made perfect sense. The Russian economy is heavily dependent on its natural gas exports and clearly has a vested interest in preventing the adoption of fracking across the world. Hillary’s comments – based, no doubt, on US intelligence data – simply confirm what environmentalists would prefer not believe: that far from being cosy, grass-roots, mom-and-pop outfits, anti-fracking groups – and campaigners such as Yoko Ono, Alec Baldwin, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Thompson – are essentially the puppets of Vladimir Putin.

FrackNation’s makers are now calling on Hillary and the State Department to release the names of all anti-fracking organizations which have received Russian funding.

“They are basically acting as paid agents for a hostile foreign power,” McAleer said. “This is possibly illegal and is most definitely deeply disturbing and unethical. The State Department needs to name and shame these groups now.”

This won’t, of course, happen – not least because anti-fracking is one of those areas where Russia’s views and those of both the Obama administration and that of its preferred successor Hillary Clinton align almost perfectly.

Indeed, anti-fracking is the default position of the entire liberal political and media class, not to mention any number of US foundations (Rockefeller; Hewlett; Packard; Gordon and Betty Moore; etc) built on the proceeds of the capitalist system but now largely dedicated to undermining it.

  1. October 12, 2016 6:36 pm

    Reblogged this on The Arts Mechanical and commented:
    Surprise, the corrupt people with vested interests are going to use our openness against us. This has been going on for a long time. This stuff needs as much light shown on it as possible.

  2. October 12, 2016 6:41 pm

    This figures, the fracking groups usually consist of a few highly articulate individuals who usually drive expensive Merc’s or similar and a lot of moronic, rent a mob, slogan chanting acolytes who don’t know the difference between fracking and farting.

  3. Jackington permalink
    October 12, 2016 7:12 pm

    Josh (Gasland)Fox was on Today this morning having been invited by the BBC to promote his new film “How to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change” Why is this hysterical moron being given the oxygen of publicity by our public service provider? Is he also being helped by Putin?

    • Paddy permalink
      October 13, 2016 6:18 am

      He was given absolutely free rein by the awful Sarah Montague.

  4. October 12, 2016 7:59 pm

    Putin’s useful idiots abound.

  5. Bloke down the pub permalink
    October 12, 2016 8:30 pm

    Well houda thunk it?

  6. dearieme permalink
    October 12, 2016 9:47 pm

    The Soviet Union always found that funding “pressure groups” in the West worked well: why would its Russian successors give up the habit?

    More generally, surely huge tracts of American politics are in hock to various foreign interests?

  7. tom0mason permalink
    October 13, 2016 6:22 am

    Green funding is riddled with strange funding strategies.

    Just look at to see people like Soros moving it along.

    Or try to find everyone funding with Al Gore as their spokesperson (along with David Blood – yes look him up!) and who’s in Generation Investment Management LLP?
    Look at an outfit called Mistra in Stockholm.
    There are plenty more.

    Just follow the money…

    • dennisambler permalink
      October 13, 2016 11:22 am

      Soros is rabidly anti-Russian and was very much involved in the UN Global Climate Fund after Copenhagen, as was Lord Stern, Chris Huhne, Christine Lagarde, Deutsche Bank et al.

      His Open Society trojan horse Institute was kicked out of Russia a few years ago. His good friend, economist Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University, helped Boris Yeltsin dismantle the former Soviet Union and dish out the prizes to the Oligarchs and other fellow travellers.

      Sachs is now an advisor to the Pope on Climate Change, along with Peter Wadhams and John Schnellnhuber.

  8. October 13, 2016 8:17 am

    These stories date back two years or so…

    Gazprom is implicated says the NYT.

    Guardian: Russia ‘secretly working with environmentalists to oppose fracking’

  9. CheshireRed permalink
    October 13, 2016 10:59 am

    Is there a case for making such receipts from sources detrimental to UK national interest a serious criminal offence? It’s like taking funds from a drug dealer. Any NGO found to be receiving funding from such sources should feel the full force of the law and by that I mean jail for senior directors. That’d focus their minds a touch. They’re big on environmental corporate responsibility, well two can play at that game.

  10. dennisambler permalink
    October 13, 2016 11:11 am

    Clinton also claims the Russians are hacking her e-mails and giving them to Wiki Leaks, which tends to downplay the significant content.

    I take all this anti Putin stuff with a pinch of salt, he is now responsible for as much as Brexit and AGW.

    In 2014 Dellers had this article:

    “the Senate report reveals that Sea Change is run by one of America’s richest Democrat families, whose wealth derives from a wildly successful hedge fund – Renaissance – with more than $23 billion in assets under management.

    Sea Change’s president is Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Simons, son of Renaissance’s founder James Simons (currently ranked 34th on Forbes’s Richest People In America; also – with his wife Marilyn Simons, the no. 5 contributor in the 2014 mid-term election cycle, donating 100% to Democrats – totaling $3,289,200). Nat’s wife Laura Baxter-Simons is Sea Change’s secretary.

    Nat Simons is also involved in businesses which stand to benefit financially from the advancement of the green agenda and the Obama administration’s war on fossil fuels.”

    There is no need for the NGO’s to go running to Russia for money, they get plenty from the EU and the billionaire foundations promoting carbon trading:

    Lots of False Flags out there these days:
    “How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda”

  11. October 13, 2016 12:54 pm

    Meanwhile, in Canada, $23 million is chump change compared to the Tsunami of Green money flowing into anti fracking, anti pipeline groups from rich American Trust Fund kiddies via their infamous Tides Organization

    Vivian has written a series of articles exposing the Green Money from the USA hobbling Canada.

  12. tom0mason permalink
    October 13, 2016 5:39 pm

    Reading this article and all these comments makes me wonder why if the damage that fracking, and ‘climate change’ aka AGW, is real why is so much funding, NGOs, and media control required.
    Watch the money, eh.

  13. October 13, 2016 6:34 pm

    Why is this a surprise?
    We are talking about “watermelons”.
    Green on the outside and red on the inside.

  14. M E Emberson permalink
    October 14, 2016 8:33 am

    I wonder if I can agree that Mrs Clinton was admitting anything in this extract.. She merely seems to assert that the Russians were giving money to anti fracking groups This may be so ,or it maybe just one of the things she says to make her look like a concerned environmentalist. Like the ascribing the cause of Hurricane Matthew to Climate Change as recently as yesterday. Maybe she believes that or it may just be a political position.

  15. Tom O permalink
    October 14, 2016 2:32 pm

    The Russians against US fracking. Got to admit, this is a laugher. With Clinton, if it is something that requires “someone behind it,” it is always Putin and the Russians. The Saudis did everything they could to destroy fracking, but we wouldn’t blame them, would we? And as for pressure groups, I am trying to figure out WHO in the west was successfully pressured by the USSR. Seems to me that all the NGO type groups from the west brought down the Soviet Union.

    Time to be real and honest and recognize that “leave it in the ground” is all about population reduction, not about concern over market share. The Russians aren’t concerned with population reduction as a “green” thing, but the .1% are. With a drift towards a significantly colder world, “leave it in the ground” will significantly impact the population of poor and old through hypothermia. AGW has always been about population reduction, no matter what the pretense.

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