Sierra Club Working with Vladimir Putin to Shut Down Gazprom Competition?
Sierra Club Aims to Shut Down North American Natural Gas Bonanza
Russia's Putin fears competition from shale gas. And suddenly, marching in lock-step with Russian propaganda efforts to block development of massive global shale gas -- Gazprom's biggest threat -- big-money western green organisations are stepping up their anti-gas rhetoric.
“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.”It will take time to follow the money connections between the Sierra Club's Brune and other functionaries, and the vested interests who have the most to lose from the global boom in unconventional natural gas. Corruption in big money organisations such as the Sierra Club or the WWF would be nothing new.
...Vast reserves of shale natural gas discovered in recent years have promised the country decades of a domestic energy supply that many experts—along with President Obama—consider a cleaner fossil-fuel alternative to coal and oil. Natural gas burns with 50 percent fewer emissions than coal and is 20 to 30 percent cleaner than oil.
...The Sierra Club had once embraced natural gas as a temporary, cleaner bridge fuel to renewable energy. Other environmental organizations also did, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund.
But the Sierra Club, more than the other two influential organizations, has become increasingly outspoken against natural gas in the past year or two, especially since Brune took over as executive director from Carl Pope, who stepped down in 2010 after 18 years in the post.
Brune said his group is doubling down on its efforts against gas in reaction to proposals to export natural gas and the increasing shift from coal to gas in the electricity sector. That’s not all that’s changed in the past two years: The collapse of climate-change legislation and near record-low natural-gas prices have created a market landscape where natural gas is poised to win out over renewables and nuclear power. _National Journal
Lefty-Luddite green dieoff.orgy groups want to reduce the human population of Earth by 90% to 95%. Energy starvation of the advanced nations is one approach to achieving this die-off. If the industries and economies of advanced nations are squeezed and starved of energy, they will not be able to provide ample food, medicine, or infrastructure support to their own populations. But even worse in terms of human suffering, is what will happen in the third world, if the first world can no longer provide aid and support. The death toll in primitive lands -- as they revert to a pre-industrial state -- will be tremendous.
This is something that the Sierra Club, WWF, VHEMT.org, etc are counting on and working toward. It is up to voters and concerned citizens in the first world to see that their own governments are not unduly influenced by these doom seeking groups.