Susan Smith at Sunshine State News sums up recent accounts of how Russian funding has been worming its way into U.S. environmental groups.
Smith’s story calls out a few groups that are active in Florida, including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which was shown to receive funding flowing from the Sea Change Foundation, a shadowy outfit that was named in a Congressional investigation into Russian meddling.
The Southern Alliance, or SACE, does not reveal the source of its funding to protect “the privacy wishes of individual donors,” according to a Miami Herald interview with a lawyer for the group, as Smith points out.
It’s worth reminding that Florida was called out as a major focus of Russian activity in the indictments by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that were made public in February.
There’s a tangible money trail that links Vladimir Putin’s Russian government with U.S. environmental groups — and, yes, some of those groups are in Florida. Why can’t we find a word about it in the mainstream media?