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How Sierra Club Learned To Stop Worrying About The 99% And Love Wall Street

12 Feb

No, the story is not about Sierra's sketchy Clorox deal, but the image seemed appropriate. 99% natural?!?

Check out “Big Greenwashing 101” a new feature article from the EF! Newswire on the Sierra Club’s shady affiliations in light of recently revealed Chesapeake Energy gas company scandal.

From the article:  “John Muir must be rolling over in his grave… The organization he founded in 1892, the Sierra Club, America’s oldest and largest environmental group, have been in cahoots with the worst of the worst corporations in recent years. They’ve been paid tens of millions of dollars by the fossil fuel industry, tyrannical billionaire mayors and Wall Street in exchange for cleaning (and greening) up their public images.  Not only have they acted as a green public relations firm for the bastions of wealth and power, but have also sold out frontline communities most impacted by extractive industry…”    Read the full article here


The Hydro-Fracking Industry converges on Philadelphia

24 Aug

…and so do we.

A Call to Action, September 7th and 8th, 2011—The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a powerful gas industry lobbying group, is staging a major conference in Philadelphia on Sept. 7th and 8th. CEOs from Chesapeake Energy, Range Resources, and CONSOL are confirmed participants, along with other irresponsible gas drilling giants. Dubbed “Shale Gas Insight,” this is not only a key trade show for the industry, but also an expression of its political muscle. Former Pennsylvania Governor and US Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, now a paid gas industry “advisor,” will deliver the keynote. Other pro-fracking politicians are expected to appear.

Marcellus Earth First! Network

The Marcellus Earth First! Network is asking affinity groups, aboveground groups, and individuals who wish to see an end to fracking, no compromise, to come to Philadelphia and use direct action and a diversity of tactics to end to hydraulic fracturing. 

The conference will be taking place on the 7th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Arch Street. Their phone number is (215) 391-1630

On September 8th, the group Protecting Our Waters will be hosting a people’s conference to propel the anti-fracking movement forward and a “No Drilling, No Compromise!” voice is needed. The people’s conference will feature:

 • Affected families, movement leaders, experts, and entertainers

• An interfaith ceremony blessing all endangered rivers and watersheds

• A free concert on the banks of the Delaware River

For those in need of housing for the action Protecting Our Waters is working with allies and interfaith networks to secure free solidarity housing for those travelling to Philadelphia for this Landmark event. To contact them about the mobilization please call or e-mail Protecting Our Waters:  info [at] shalegasoutrage.org  or  (215) 391-1630