Remember When Ban-Fracking Groups Touted the Climate Benefits of Natural Gas?

Anti-fracking groups like and the Sierra Club may now fly across the country to appear at “local” rallies in Ohio and Colorado shouting “keep it in the ground” and “ban-fracking now,” but it wasn’t that long ago that these same activists were fighting for more power plants to switch to natural gas because of the substantial climate benefits.

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  1. […] among its biggest cheerleaders, many environmentalists now vehemently oppose natural gas — and the hydraulic fracturing process […]

  2. […] shale development far outweigh natural gas’ climate benefits (climate benefits environmentalists had touted for years before suddenly reversing course). EID developed a fact sheet when the pair released an updated […]

  3. […] Sierra Club supported natural gas as recently as 2009, which begs the question: What exactly motivated it to drastically change its […]

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