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Exclusive: How the Sierra Club took millions from the natural gas industry—and why they stopped

NEW YORK, NY — “TIME has learned that between 2007 and 2010 the Sierra Club accepted over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy—one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S. and a firm heavily involved in fracking—to help fund the Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.”

— Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine

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The Sierra Club and natural gas

— Michael Brune, Coming Clean blog

The Sierra Club took millions from fracking industry

— Russell Mokhiber, CounterPunch

Scott Rotruck, Vice President, Chesapeake Energy, and Board member, American Lung Association.

Coal industry wants answers from Chesapeake on anti-coal funding

CHARLESTON, WV  — “Bill Bissett, president of the Kentucky Coal Association, . . . pointed out that the American Lung Association has come out against the coal and oil industries, but has left the natural gas industry alone. The American Lung Association has received some funding for its Clean Air Initiative from Chesapeake. Scott Rotruck, Chesapeake’s vice president of corporate development and state government relations, serves on the American Lung Association board.”

— Taylor Kuykendall, West Virginia State Journal

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