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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL: Sierra Club Secretly Took $26 million from Natural Gas Industry for Campaign Against Coal-Fired Power Plants
12 Feb 2012
Interview with Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, conducted by Scott Harris
Sierra Club Secretly Took $26 million from Natural Gas Industry for Campaign Against Coal-Fired Power Plants

Interview with Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, conducted by Scott Harris

A blogger for Time magazine revealed on Feb. 2 that from 2007 to 2010, the Sierra Club, under former Executive Director Carl Pope, had accepted $26 million in donations from individuals and subsidiaries linked with Chesapeake Energy, one of the largest gas drilling companies in the U.S. heavily involved in the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The funds were donated for the express purpose of funding the environmental group’s Beyond Coal campaign. The Sierra campaign has succeeded in stopping the construction of 160 proposed coal-fired power plants and is now targeting existing coal-fired plants for closure.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120217bf-btl-hamilton.html
See also:
http://www.btlonline.org/
http://www.btlonline.org/

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