NYTimes finally finds space for Sierra Club scandal

Better 12 days late and on page A17 than never.

The New York Times reports:

The recent disclosure of the Sierra Club’s secret acceptance of $26 million in donations from people associated with a natural gas company has revived an uncomfortable debate among environmental groups about corporate donations and transparency.

The gifts from the company, Chesapeake Energy, have drawn criticism from some environmentalists. “Sleeping with the enemy” was a comment much forwarded on Twitter posts about the undisclosed arrangement.

“Runners shouldn’t smoke, priests shouldn’t touch the kids, and environmentalists should never take money from polluters,” John Passacantando, a former director of Greenpeace who is now an environmental consultant, said in an interview…

Read the entire report.

2 responses to “NYTimes finally finds space for Sierra Club scandal

  1. corruption at its best, i am not surprized money says it all. Sierra club has been corrupt for a long time, starting
    back in the 70,s..If sierra club did not get funds from these companies they would probably go out of
    business…

    THAT IS ALOT OF MONEY THAT COULD HAVE GAVE JOBS IN THE GAS COMPANY..INSTEAD NATURAL
    GAS COMPANY PISSED IT ON THE CORRUPT SIERRA CLUB..AND WE ARE PAYING THESE HIGH PRICES
    OUR HOMES. GO FIGURE….

  2. Why did they give money to the sierra club? What were they thinking?

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