Sierra Club campaigns aim to eliminate fossil fuel energy industry in America
Advocates for wind, solar and energy efficiency as alternative clean energy
by Pinedale Online!
June 19, 2012
In May, the Sierra Club launched their ‘Beyond gas’ campaign, going on the record as being opposed to natural gas drilling and the use of fossil fuels as energy resources for America, citing environmental and human health concerns.
The Sierra Club website headline says natural gas is "Dirty, dangerous, and run amok." The website states, "Natural gas drillers exploit government loopholes, ignore decades-old environmental protections, and disregard the health of entire communities. "Fracking," a violent process that dislodges gas deposits from shale rock formations is known to contaminate drinking water, pollute the air, and cause earthquakes. If drillers can’t extract natural gas without destroying landscapes and endangering the health of families, then we should not drill for natural gas."
Sierra Club President, Robin Mann is quoted as saying: "Fossil fuels have no part in America’s energy future – coal, oil, and natural gas are literally poisoning us. The emergence of natural gas as a significant part of our energy mix is particularly frightening because it dangerously postpones investment in clean energy at a time when we should be doubling down on wind, solar and energy efficiency."
The "Beyond Gas" campaign joins other projects by the Sierra Club to stop the use of fossil fuels as an energy resource for America.
The "Beyond Coal" goal: To create the citizen movement that will shut down coal and create a clean energy future.
The "Beyond Oil" goal: To free ourselves from the political, personal, and economic impacts of oil,
and break the influence of oil companies - We must use less oil.
Click here for the Sierra Club website page with more information about their "Beyond Gas" and other anti-fossil fuel campaigns.