Congress: Kremlin Used Green Propaganda to Undercut U.S. Energy

The New American – America’s hostile foreign enemies and large swaths of the U.S. “environmental” movement have something in common — and according to a new congressional report, it may be more than a coincidence. A stunning investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology uncovered evidence that Russian agents have been pushing pseudo-environmentalist propaganda through social media. The goal: derail the ongoing American energy boom.

Analysts and investigators suggested the Kremlin’s scheming was almost certainly an effort to prop up its own energy sector, which is crucial to Russia’s inefficient and largely state-controlled economy, as well as to its geopolitical influence. But despite the attempted Russian meddling in U.S. energy policy, America is still on track to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil within five years.

The new congressional report released this month focuses particularly on the Kremlin’s use of social media to promote “environmental” causes. But the efforts go beyond Internet trolls, which appear to represent the tip of a massive iceberg.

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