03 Feb '12, 4pm

Sierra Club accepted millions from natural gas industry, @TIME report says

03 Feb 2012: Sierra Club Accepted Millions From Natural Gas Industry, Report Says The Sierra Club, the largest and oldest environmental group in the U.S., accepted more than $25 million from the natural gas industry from 2007 to 2010 while promoting the fuel as a “bridge” to a clean-energy future, according to a Time magazine report . The organization used the funds — which largely came from Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon — to support its Beyond Coal campaign. Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club when the donations were made, was a vocal supporter of natural gas as a “bridge” fuel. He accompanied McClendon — whose company is deeply involved in extracting natural gas through the controversial process of hydrofracturing shale formations — on trips to promote natural gas over coal, though Pope never divulged the large anonymous donations from McClendon, Ti...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/sierra_club_accepted_millions...

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