Republicans Have Their Own Russia Conspiracy—Against Environmentalists


Did you know that the right-wing has its own Russia conspiracy, alleging that Moscow is secretly funding environmental organizations—and that two congressmen have now requested a formal investigation by the Treasury Department? The allegation is, at its core, that Russian agents are promoting fear, uncertainty, and doubt regarding fracking—and, in subsequent iterations of the conspiracy, climate change—in order to promote their own petroleum interests. The less the U.S. and Europe fracks, the more Russian oil they have to buy.