Russia has colluded with parties in the US, but it’s not who you think

Russian president Vladimir Putin has colluded with someone in America to hurt the United States. He has teamed up with U.S. environmental groups to paint fracking in a bad light, according to a June 29th letter sent to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.

The letter, sent by Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Randy Weber (R-Texas) of the Subcommittee on Energy, states that “Russia … engaged actively with … environmental organizations working against shale gas – to maintain dependence on Russian imported gas,” according to the former secretary general of NATO.

Fracking is a method by which shale is broken to obtain oil and natural gas deposits beneath. Russia controls the largest natural gas deposit in the world. Various groups over the years have tried to link the practice of fracking to a number of environmental hazards, none of which have been confirmed by the United States Geological Survey.

Chris Salcedo said on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show” that the strong American energy exports President Donald Trump is promoting release Eastern European nations from Russia’s energy stranglehold.  “Doesn’t seem very Russia-friendly to me,” he remarked.

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