Sierra Club Took Millions From Gas

New director ended donations in 2010


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The Sierra Club accepted $26 million in donations from the gas industry between 2007 and 2010, including a gas-drilling company that is associated with fracking, according to a story published this week by Time. The donations began as both the natural-gas industry and the Sierra Club were looking for cleaner alternatives to coal and ended in when current club directory Michael Brune took over in 2010. In a blog post published yesterday, Brune said the club turned away $30 million in donations in 2010 because of a changed view on natural gas within the club. “The first rule of advocacy is that you shouldn’t take money from industries and companies you’re trying to change,” Brune said.

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