Thanks Rod Adams! It’s good to see the national director of the Sierra Club exhibiting rank hypocrisy by pushing the same natural-gas that killed six workers and destroyed a $1B facility only four weeks ago. The same national director of the Sierra Club who tells us in a recent Huffington Post article that nuclear power is too dangerous because there are a few picocuries of tritium in a well that no one drinks out of, even though your average “exit sign” in a building has about a billion times more tritium in it.
QUESTIONER: We also heard an emphasis on natural gas that I don’t recall from last year.
CARL POPE: The natural gas play has been moving. America has, actually, huge, recently-developed reserves of natural gas. It’s a much cleaner fuel than coal–less than 50% as much carbon. We can deploy it quickly, and as Boone Pickens likes to say, if we use it in our trucks and our cars, it saves us from importing foreign oil.
50% less carbon than coal, Carl? How about 100% less carbon than coal? Deployed quickly? I think they tried that in Connecticut and six of them ended up dead.
Makes you wonder why Carl Pope is fighting nuclear and pushing lethal natural gas?
Hmmm, let me try to help you out on that one:
$4.3M from the Pew (Sun Oil dynasty) Trust.
$3M from the Joyce Foundation – A Coal Industry supported outfit that heavily promotes Clean Coal technology – just like all the Coal Lobby groups are doing. Like that mountain top removal do you, Carl?
$2.3M from the Energy Foundation – another Oil Family funded operation.
$1.3M from the Turner Foundation – known as Ted “the Natural Gas King” Turner.
$710K from the Rockefeller Brothers fund – another Oiligarchy family.