Russia, Russia, Russia. It's all we seem to hear about from the national media. When it comes to President Trump of course.

So why aren't we hearing more about this story? According to The Daily Signal, two environmental groups, which are also very active in Montana (the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council), are being funded by the Russians.

Two environmental advocacy groups that successfully lobbied against fracking in New York each received more than $10 million in grants from a foundation in California that got financial support from a Bermuda company congressional investigators linked to the Russians, public documents show.


“Follow the money trail, and this [New York] ban on fracking could be viewed as an example of successful Russian espionage,” Ken Stiles, a CIA veteran of 29 years who now teaches at Virginia Tech, told The Daily Signal.

Note: Original headline on this blog post was changed from "millions" to "cash," since the exact dollar amount funneled to these groups through these various organizations appears to be unknown. 

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