Monday, May 7, 2012

Sierra Club Declares War on Natural Gas

From National Journal's Influence Alley column:

Sierra Club Targeting Natural Gas With Campaign
"As we push to retire coal plants, we're going to work to make sure we're not simultaneously switching to natural-gas infrastructure," Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune told National Journal in an interview on Wednesday. "And we're going to be preventing new gas plants from being built wherever we can."...MORE
As I mentioned in "Sierra Club Battles Efforts to Export Natural Gas (LNG)":
The Sierra Club secretly took $26 mil. from #2 gas producer Chesapeake to fund its anti-coal campaign, while telling members it did not, then turned on NatGas.
I haven't pulled their last Form 990 but in 2010 their income was around $52 million meaning that CHK's 2007-2010 contributions were definitely meaningful.

"...Don't never, ever trust whitey."*...
To be fair the fifteen-member Sierra Club Board does include one Chinese-surnamed female and one black male.
National Journal has more on SC's Beyond Gas campaign:
War Over Natural Gas About to Escalate
The ad that greets you if you go to NJ's homepage is from ANGA, America's Natural Gas Alliance.