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Saturday, November 13, 2010

SIERRA CLUB MICHAEL BRUNE BULLSHIT


I'll leave it to others to be diplomatic and polite.
Can't help it - I'm fracked.

THIS "CLEAN FUEL" CRAP
HAS GOT TO STOP

Michael Brune is Executive Director of the Sierra Club
From his article "The Word Obama Forgot to Say"
in yesterday's Huffington Post:

"Concerns about natural-gas extraction have been on the rise not just in Dimock, but in places across the country, from West Virginia to Texas to Wyoming. And yet even given these important issues, natural gas still has a relatively lighter footprint than coal or oil. Gas is not a clean fuel, but it can be cleaner."

"It's important to acknowledge that just because natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels -- especially coal -- does not mean we should give the industry a free pass."

Article - HERE

ASTONISHING

Fracking propaganda from 
a national environmental leader.

Is he that dense?
Does he belong to the Marcellus Shale Coalition?
Has he joined Tom Corbett's transition team?
Does he cuddle up to the Corporatocracy?

Michael:  
get on the right side of this
- or resign.

NATURAL GAS IS
NOT CLEANER THAN COAL
I Repeat
NATURAL GAS IS
NOT CLEANER THAN COAL

LOOK HERE >>>>

Robert Howarth is the David R. Atkinson Professor
of Ecology & Environmental Biology at Cornell University

"Natural gas as a clean fuel is a myth."

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Report - HERE

  "A complete consideration of all emissions from using natural gas seems likely to make natural gas far less attractive than oil and not significantly better than coal in terms of the consequences for global warming."
From Preliminary Assessment of the Greenhouse  Gas Emissions from Natural Gas obtained by Hydraulic Fracturing"

Howarth Cornell Report - HERE
Note: Final Report due soon - stay tuned

You Want Some More?

Yesterday - From Josh Fox in Australia:

"Fracking Hell: Busting the Natural Gas Myth"

‘‘ ‘Clean-burning natural gas’ is not a fact, it’s a slogan,’’ he says. Methane, a key component of the gas produced, is up to 72 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2, and it is emitted all along the production path as well as when it is burnt.

‘‘So when you burn the gas, sure, it’s cleaner than burning coal. But when you look at the life-cycle of developing it, you’re on a par with some of our dirtiest fossil fuels.

‘‘They’re trying to say natural gas will save the world, when in fact it’s the opposite: natural gas is trying to destroy renewable energy by being its principal competition. This is fossil fuel, and fossil fuel is of the last century. This century’s job is to make sure that’s not what we’re dependent on going forward.’’

Story - HERE

Additional perspective from Climate SOS:

SIERRA CLUB MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST
CLIMATE SELL-OUT IN KERRY- GRAHAM – LIEBERMAN BILL:
Open Letter to Grassroots Sierra Activists Urges
Resistance to Fatal Compromise on Senate Bill

May 2010 Letter - HERE

Bob Dylan

LET US NOT TALK FALSELY NOW
THE HOUR IS GETTING LATE

No More Time For Crap
A Little Bit Louder Now...

2 comments:

  1. Same thing I have been hearing from many of the nation's environmental guardians, especially PADEP's director, John Hanger-------the gas, the drilling, are being touted as "...less injurious than" other current or extant technologies to produce heat/fuel.

    The risk of serious environmental degradation is being pushed w-a-a-a-ay down on the list of Things-To-Worry-About.

    The proper term for such sentiment is "collusion."

    Why they can't recognise that the drilling injection of dangerous chemicals mixed with water on a large-scale is itself an issue of environmental toxicity in waiting is because "out of sight, out of mind" applies.

    Replacing the dangerous chems with innocuous ones is at this point the only thing we can legitimately push for, even if the methane and other petro gases are known hazards-------------the drilling/permitting is already foregone conclusion.

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