“Fracked gas, a clean transition energy? Of course not, but this is the message being spread by those financing this dirty energy. Because there is no such thing as a clean fossil fuel, Rainforest Action Network is in solidarity with South Texas and calls upon Société Générale & Vous to stop banking on climate change!”
“Calling natural gas ‘a bridge fuel,’ Pope appeared with the tycoon-turned-TV-commercial-commentator at an online rally after Tuesday’s presidential debate and expressed hope that a million Sierra club members would join the 700,000-plus Pickens ‘army’ of Web site registrants to get the next president to ‘do something big’ about energy.”
As the Sierra Club has gone further and further to the fringes of the Environmentalist Left over the past decade, natural gas has done more to benefit the environment than the group could ever dream. Emissions are now at the lowest point in over 25 years, with increased natural gas production being the largest factor in the decline.
In addition to policy, environmentalists’ tactics have become more extreme in the past decade as well. Pope opposed civil disobedience as a means of protest for the Sierra Club ten years ago, whereas arrests have become commonplace among members of modern environmental organizations.
In 2017, there were 19 total arrests in Texas at various protests led by a local Sierra Club chapter throughout the year. As environmental leaders take to racial slurs, spitting, and joining alleged domestic terror groups as a means to advance an agenda that becomes more and more extreme each year, natural gas production is expected to continue to lower emissions, with the US leading the way within the next two decades.