Friday, June 20, 2014

Russians Promote European Fracking Opposition

Russia 'secretly working with environmentalists to oppose fracking'
The head of one of the world’s leading groups of democratic nations has accused Russia of undermining projects using hydraulic fracturing technology in Europe.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), and former premier of Denmark, told the Chatham House thinktank in London on Thursday that Vladimir Putin’s government was behind attempts to discredit fracking, according to reports.

Rasmussen said: “I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations - environmental organisations working against shale gas - to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.”
I doubt that the Russians waste any effort opposing fracking in the US, however; our own EPA and media do the job for them.

But if they do, I suspect that they're at least getting competent help:

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