That the Environmental Protection Agency is corrupted by out-of-touch billionaires and far-left environmental wackos may seem obvious to many, but a new report published today, “The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA”, shines a blinding light on the environmental machine in the United States.  And, it ain’t pretty.  Here’s the gist:

“In reality, an elite group of left wing millionaires and billionaires, which this report refers to as the “Billionaire’s Club,” who directs and controls the far-left environmental movement, which in turn controls major policy decisions and lobbies on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Even more unsettling, a dominant organization in this movement is Sea Change Foundation, a private California Foundation, which relies on funding from a foreign company with undisclosed donors.  In turn, Sea Change funnels tens of millions of dollars to other large, but discreet foundations and prominent environmental activists who strive to control both policy and politics.”

The report also covers the junk science that this cabal has shoved down everyone’s throats:

“It reveals that activists are skilled at creating and pushing out propaganda disguised as science and news.  For example, both the Park Foundation and the Schmidt Family Foundation have financed questionable scientists to produce anti-fracking research, which the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, andClimate Desk – all grant recipients themselves – eagerly report on.”

As if this wasn’t bad enough, guess which state is featured as an epicenter of this corruption?  Yes, Colorado and its fracking debate.  Local Control Colorado and Frack Free Colorado have benefited mightily from the Park and Schmidt Family Foundations.

“Local Control Colorado claims to be, ‘a coalition of community, consumer and public interest groups from across Colorado” promoting an anti-fracking ballot measure. However, they list DC-based Food & Water Watch, which is funded by CA-based Schmidt and Tides, and NY-based Park, as part of the coalition. Food & Water Watch is also listed as a partner to another member of the Local Control Colorado coalition, Frack Free Colorado (FFC).  Self-described as a ‘collaborative, grassroots movement that works to raise awareness about the dangers of fracking,’ FFC’s website states the group is ‘a people’s movement that consists of concerned citizens, companies … and organizations.’ However, at least two of the organizations listed as a member of FFC – Artists Against Fracking and Food & Water Watch – are based in New York and Washington, DC. Interestingly, FFC has reportedly tried to hide its partnership with another NY-based organization, Water Defense.”

The report is 92 pages long and there is a plethora of interesting information in there.  This is just an overview.  We’ll take a deeper dive over the coming days into the funders and how they impact Colorado politics.