Soros steps up his war against American energy independence

Ed Lasky
The American Thinker

George Soros is continuing his assault on America’s shale gas industry. His latest step is to mobilize MoveOn.Org, a so-called 527 group that he liberally funds, to join forces with the very left-wing Working Families Party of New York in an effort to stop the process of hydrofracking: a crucial , and safe, technology used to tap our nation’s abundant natural gas reserves:

The New York Observer reports:

The 4.2 million member strong online community is sending out an email urging its supporters to sign a Working Families Party petition that would place a one-year moratorium on hydrofracking.

It is rare for MoveOn to engage in local issues, and it is believed to be the first time that the group has collaborated with the New York City-based WFP.

The WFP delivered 22,000 signatures to the Senate last night. If the Senate passes the moratorium, the Assembly is expected to follow suit.

In the spring, Congress asked the Environmental Protection Agency to study the risks of hydrofracking, and the WFP and their allies are urging an end to all natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale until that study is complete.

Rare indeed. MoveOn usually takes on national Republican politicians or issues, such as the Iraq War that it used to help bash George Bush; it also played a big role in electing Barack Obama.

Why would the group focus on stopping the development of shale gas? Because MoveOn is following the agenda of George Soros. He wants shale gas — a vast, easily tapped resource located on-shore throughout large swaths of America — to be plugged up. This helps his big financial interest in the Brazilian petroleum company Petrobras, the Australian-based InterOil corporation, and the billion dollars he is pouring into “renewable” energy schemes. I covered Soros and his schemes regarding shale gas (Cheap Natural Gas and its Democratic Enemies ; Cheap Natural Gas and Its Enemies; Harry Reid Pulls a Fast One to Sabotage Shale Gas Development). Soros also has pulled in his billionaire pals, Herbert and Marion Sandler (profiteers from the savings and loan disaster) who have founded and funded their own media outfit, Pro Publica, that is purportedly a non-partisan investigative group. Pro Publica has for some odd reason focused much of its efforts on disparaging the shale gas industry.

There seems to be a concerted effort among George Soros and the Sandlers (who have cooperated also in founding and funding the Center for American Progress — a big promoter of cap and tax and clean energy schemes) and their pet groups, MoveOn.Org and Pro Publica, to derail America’s most promising domestic energy resource: shale gas.

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