Is the CIA working under cover against environmentalists in Kansas? Possibly. probably or not exactly-- but there are a lot of weird pieces of news coming out of the CIA's big push into academia and universities in the last decade.
One recently CIA-recruited former academic [anthropologist] spook resigned and then wrote to David Price of Counterpunch. Consequently, Counterpunch editors quickly noted: "In the past 4 years 22 universities across the U.S. have quietly taken the CIA's dollars and agreed to become spy-factories for student spooks. David Price breaks the story, identifies the campuses, details secret faculty protests and charts the strategy for resistance."