Sierra Club again demonstrated its true beliefs. Stopping new coal fired electrical generation was not enough. The cost of closing or converting existing coal electrical generation to natural gas was still not enough. Now it has turned its sights on natural gas. Renewables have a future role in our energy future, but we are not there yet, but the Sierra Club completely disregards the economy in launching its new campaign against natural gas. It is time to just say no to folks who cannot be honest in their advocacy.
War Over Natural Gas About to Escalate: Sierra Club launches 'Beyond Gas' 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.”
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May 3, 2012
The rocky relationship between one of the world’s most influential environmental groups and the natural-gas industry is headed toward full-scale combat.
The Sierra Club is intensifying its natural-gas reform campaign and renaming it “Beyond Gas,” a spin-off of its decade-old “Beyond Coal” campaign seeking the phaseout of coal-fired power plants….
Sierra Club Declares War on Natural Gas
“The honest answer to our energy problems lies in using all of America’s energy resources: coal; oil; natural gas; wind; solar; hydro; and nuclear. Not limiting ourselves, but wisely seeing how each energy source fits in the marketplace and the environment, will protect jobs and ensure we have enough affordable energy to keep America moving.”
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May 7, 2012
Beating up on coal, America’s most-used source for electricity, wasn’t enough for the Sierra Club. They now declared war on natural gas.
This is a classic bait-and-switch. Not long ago, the Sierra Club pushed natural gas as an alternative to coal. It would be a bridge to renewable energy like wind and solar…