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Putin hates fracking. How much did he support US and EU fracking foes?

Timothy Carney of The Washington Examiner writes on Putin’s role in funding anti-fracking organizations.

The C3 Take
  • American energy production threatens Putin as it undermines Russia’s share in the global market.
  • There has been fairly conclusive evidence that points to Russia funding fracking disinformation campaigns in the EU and the United States.
  • The fracking revolution has allowed America to become the global leader in emissions reductions since 2000.
  • Exporting American LNG can displace dirtier power sources globally and counter Russia.

“If Putin is a ruthless operator who expertly infiltrates U.S. politics with disinformation and money, which is what we have been told for six years now, and given that he stands to lose from robust fracking or other oil and gas exploration in the U.S. and Europe, then we have to assume that he is funding anti-fracking and anti-drilling messages in the U.S. and Europe.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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