Sea Change Foundation, Soros support many of same environmental groups

The San Francisco foundation under scrutiny by House Republicans for alleged ties to Russian anti-fracking funding supports many of the same environmental groups that liberal billionaire George Soros does.

A report released Tuesday by the conservative Media Research Center found that Mr. Soros, a top Democratic Party donor, has given more than $75.5 million to 10 of the same environmental nonprofits that also received funding from the Sea Change Foundation.

From 2010-11, the liberal foundation known for its environmental advocacy gave $26.6 million to the 10 organizations, which include the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Natural Resources Defense Council.

The foundation received $23 million in 2010-11 from Klein Ltd. of Bermuda, which has been accused of operating as a shell company in order to funnel Russian money to the U.S. anti-fracking movement, according to a June 29 letter from key Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

Klein attorney Roderick M. Forrest denied the allegations as “completely false and irresponsible” after the company was singled out in the letter, which cited a December 2015 report by Big Green Radicals, a project of the free-market Environmental Policy Alliance.

Nonprofit groups routinely receive funding from foundations, which themselves may receive contributions from multiple donors whose identities are not disclosed to grant recipients.

An LCV spokesman said last week that the longstanding environmental group has “no connections to Russia.”

The letter, signed by House Science Chairman Lamar Smith and energy subcommittee chairman Randy Weber, urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to launch an investigation into whether Russian oligarchs are funding of the anti-fracking movement.

Hydraulic fracturing has fueled a U.S. fossil-fuel boom that threatens to rival Russia’s dominance as “the world’s largest oil and gas exporting machine,” according to Forbes.

About 68 percent of Russia’s total exports are petroleum products, much of them going to Eastern Europe, but last month U.S. producers for the first time sent liquefied national gas to Poland.

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    G

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    Separated at birth!

    George Soros and Admiral Ackbar:

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      rakooi

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      Soros, in fact, donates to well over 1000 separate entities/charities/NGO’s etc….all over the world.

      Everything changed in 2015 with the Paris climate agreement.
      We must decouple economic growth from environmental impacts and leave a better world,” said Goyal,
      to loud applause from the 1650 energy experts and government officials in Vienna. “Every moment counts.”

      “I’ve never heard such visionary and progressive remarks from a world-leading country,”
      the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, told me afterwards.
      The small Pacific island country is barely ten feet above sea level and rising water levels
      resulting from climate change have forced thousands to leave the country already.

      “India sees the urgency of climate action,” said Sopoaga.

      India is in a big hurry to green its energy system to create jobs, improve the quality of life for its citizens,
      clean the air and water and, yes, tackle climate change, its leaders say.
      Keep in mind this is a country with 1.3 billion people, nearly 300 million of whom do not have access to electricity
      and where the average income is $1,600 a year.

      Now mainly powered by coal,
      ** India is adding 50 percent more solar and wind than the U.S. currently has installed.
      It is replacing 770 million street and household lights with energy-saving and long-lasting
      LEDs and bringing electric access for the first time to tens of thousands of poor rural villages.

      And India is already doing all of this faster than anyone believed possible.

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/india-solar-wind-renewable-power-electric-cars-leds/?google_editors_picks=true

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Anything financed by George Soros should be uner invesication since soros finances all sorts of leftists cuases just like with Micheal Bloomberg and Ted(Daddy Greenbucks)Turner who also brainwashed kids with junk like Captian Planet and the Planeteers as well as Network Earth

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    BTW, here’s ANOTHER misappropriation of the English language by leftists: The word “Progressive” as used by the left has nothing whatsoever to do with “progress”. It is merely an attractive sounding cover word for leftist-socialist-communist – etc.

    Socialism is in fact the most REGRESSIVE political system foisted upon mankind. It has never ceased to fail, and usually miserably. Just ask those in failing economies like Venezuela, Cuba, and Greece, or listen to voices from the graves of the gulags, reeducation camps, and killing fields. Leftists will claim a feces sandwich is “delicious” if it suits their cause.

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      rakooi

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      Funny how repeated Republican Conservative Administration have failed in foreign policies.

      But the GUY Conservatives love to call a Kenyan, Marxist, Socialist, Islamist, 1 World Government advocates etc. …..
      has done more in his 8 years against the oppressors.

      Upon coming to power,
      Obama & Clinton negotiated with the Saudi Royal Family…&
      Decided on a long range foreign policy…JOINTLY.t
      Increase sanctions & pump oil to drop the price of oil world wide:
      1. That will stimulate the world economy.
      2. Increased Sanctions & Cheap oil,
      on the oil dependent Venezuelan Economy is right now threatening the SOCIALIST & INTERVENTIONIST government of Venezuela.
      3. The economic threat to Venezuela forced the Government there, to stop subsidizing guerilla groups in South & Central America….notice the agreement signed in Columbia to END a 50 year blood bath.
      4. The Castro Brothers of Cuba have signed an agreement with their favorite kicking boy, THE US. and has begun the process to open up and allow for regime change when the Castros die.
      5. Increased Sanctions & Cheap Oil,
      on the oil dependent economy of Iran forced Iran to bargain with the Entire UN and the Great Satan US….and sign an agreement which
      Reagan Era negotiators with the Soviets, en masse, praised as the sure avoidance of WAR in the next decades….as the ‘Most Invasive & Comprehensive’ arms agreement EVER signed with a military power, without firing a single shot. Parts of the agreement are 10 years in length, large parts are 15 & 20 years in length and the test band treaty is permanent.
      I think those are successful !

      Columbians are disarming and the Guerilla war is over.
      Venezuela is failing…and TRUMP has taken NO ACTION AT ALL.
      Cuba has given us access and TRUMP has all but closed the door to enabling change.
      IRAN signed a Nuclear Agreement which, according to Israeli Generals literally ties their hands in the Nuclear Arena for 10 and 15 years…as opposed to going to war, several years ago.
      Russian Sanctions have hurt the Russian Economy.
      ..UNTIL TRUMP
      and ALL his Russian Meetings, all out of sight.
      ..all hidden from the public.
      …many out of reach of our OWN intelligence Agencies.

      RIGHT WINGERS LIKE YOU wrap yourselves in the American Flag….but little follow thru….unless you can go to war and FEED the ARMS INDUSTRY….FEED THE TOP ECONOMIC TIER.

      The TRUMP TIER……that top tier has tripled their incomes and in TOTAL-TAXES-PAID…pay half the share they paid a decade or two ago. DID YOU GET THAT TAX CUT.

      THAT Trump Tier will get OVER 90% of the Trump proposed TAX CUTS coming up.

      and NOT ONE JOB WILL BE CREATED.
      THE FAMED BUSH TAX CUTS….. 94% went to that same TRUMP TIER…and of that…..nearly 90% were invested overseas to create jobs there….not here.

      Ross Perot’s “GIANT SUCKING SOUND” was investment capital leaving the USA.

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        Nobody pays more than the minimum taxes due. If you don’t want tax revenue to leave the country, compete against other countries. Simple.
        As for the Castro brothers, Hugo Chavez etc, how did did they become rich? Yasser Arafat died a billionaire. They run kleptocracies .They are not heroes.

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        “Successful” U.S. foreign policy as defined by the left is anything that is given away for free – often to failed socialist/totalitarian states, or anything that weakens U.S. sovereignty.

        Bloviating and painfully arrogant John “I served in Vietnam” Kerry – dragging James Taylor along for an apology song in France was almost as emblematic as Hillary’s naive “reset” button gift to Putin. …Of course it helped that Obama told Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have more flexibility to negotiate on issues like missile defense after the 2012 election.

        On January 17, 2016, the same day five American hostages were released from custody in Iran, a jetliner dispatched from the U.S. delivered $400 million in cash to Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport. Iranian guards unloaded pallets loaded not with U.S. dollars but Swiss francs, euros and other foreign currencies. Meanwhile, no concessions were made by the Iranians to limit their nuclear arms program because Obama had already given away the nuclear farm in return for an agreement the Iranians regard as toilet paper.

        Great stuff. Wonderful foreign policy.

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          rakooi

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          Muslims do not loan money or use banks….
          the $400 million or so was there money WE CONFISCATED AS Negotiating Leverage. WE USED the LEVERAGE…and prevented a threatened war….according to Israeli Generals we have tied the hands of IRAN on nukes for 10 to 15 years.
          … life time test ban treaty etc.
          EVEN THE SAUDI’S signed the agreement…though they are at war with IRAN….
          Since we used the leverage.
          ….WE AGREED to give the money back
          ….it wasn’t ours
          …..but we did hold back a bit…in order to assure that their promise to return our soldiers. (that is 2 instances of leverage from one pool of money)

          Upon coming to power,
          Obama & Clinton negotiated with the Saudi Royal Family…&
          Decided on a long range foreign policy…JOINTLY.t
          Increase sanctions & pump oil to drop the price of oil world wide:
          1. That will stimulate the world economy.
          2. Increased Sanctions & Cheap oil,
          on the oil dependent Venezuelan Economy is right now threatening the SOCIALIST & INTERVENTIONIST government of Venezuela.
          3. The economic threat to Venezuela forced the Government there, to stop subsidizing guerilla groups in South & Central America….notice the agreement signed in Columbia to END a 50 year blood bath.
          4. The Castro Brothers of Cuba have signed an agreement with their favorite kicking boy, THE US. and has begun the process to open up and allow for regime change when the Castros die.
          5. Increased Sanctions & Cheap Oil,
          on the oil dependent economy of Iran forced Iran to bargain with the Entire UN and the Great Satan US….and sign an agreement which
          Reagan Era negotiators with the Soviets, en masse, praised as the sure avoidance of WAR in the next decades….as the ‘Most Invasive & Comprehensive’ arms agreement EVER signed with a military power, without firing a single shot. Parts of the agreement are 10 years in length, large parts are 15 & 20 years in length and the test band treaty is permanent.
          I kinda think those are successful !

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            All of your nonsense assumes that we can negotiate in good faith with IRAN – the country that refers to America as “The Great Satan”, and openly plots our death proclaiming war (jihad) via an apocalyptic caliphate. You prove my point perfectly that liberals are totally naive fools, OR WORSE, when it comes to statesmanship and negotiation.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Add Rakoois name into the list of knownothing knuckleheads like Gore,DiCaprio and Suzuki

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