“No” Doubt About It, the Sierra Club is Anti-Energy
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After days of pain-staking research and talking to numerous sources, I was tipped off to the new viral video the Sierra Club plans to release:
Sources tell me this was the runner-up:
They've been searching for something to fit their attitude toward fossil fuels:
The Keystone XL pipeline?
Letting Canada develop its vast oil shale reserves?
Exporting liquefied natural gas from a Louisiana plant?
New rules to allow more offshore oil and gas drilling off the Mississippi coast?
A coal-fired power plant in Nevada?
Coal mining in West Virginia?
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.
Thus their Beyond Oil, Beyond Coal, and newly-launched Beyond Natural Gas campaigns.
While the Sierra Club talks up preferred energy sources, solar and wind, their favorite word continues to pop up:
A solar plant in the Mojave Desert?
Wind farms in Southern California?
Wind development in Maryland state forests?
Florida’s first commercial wind farm?
And just for good measure, they oppose a nuclear power in New Hampshire.
A diverse economy needs diverse energy sources. Just saying, "NO!" to fossil fuels, wind, solar, and nuclear won't address the issues of energy security that face the American economy. I reccomend that the Sierra Club make it a goal for 2012 to learn how to get from NO! to…
[h/t to the House Energy and Commerce Committee]