Some of the most sanctimonious and morally righteous environmental left groups have been conduits of Russia’s propaganda machine for years. As part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, Russia engaged actively with environmental organizations to work against shale gas.

By targeting fracking, Putin plans to increase oil and gas prices, destabilize the U.S. economy, and threaten America’s energy independence.

Entities close to the Russian government used a Bermuda-based pass-through corporation to funnel millions of dollars to a San Francisco-based private foundation who then passed the Russian money to various U.S. nonprofit environmental organizations.

So, when you’re spending $50 to $100 or more to fill your tank, you can thank America’s sanctimonious and very well-funded environmental left powered by Putin’s propaganda machine.