Sierra Club

Senate Dem Report Attacking EPA Critics Traced to Green Pressure Group

Document scrubbed of traces to environmentalist group after Free Beacon inquiries

A Democratic senator moved to conceal his apparent behind-the-scenes collaboration with an environmentalist pressure group on Wednesday after inquiries into the group’s role in crafting a report accusing political opponents of doing the bidding of special interests.

Invite-Only Civil Disobedience

Daryl Hannah arrested in Sierra Club sit-in

U.S. Parks Police Wednesday arrested nearly 50 environmentalists who were protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in an event outside the White House organized by the Sierra Club.

A Conspiracy So Immense

Column: What will it take for the mainstream media to cover the progressive movement?

Is it not unreasonable to assume that a pretend meeting of the vast right-wing conspiracy would attract far more scrutiny than was devoted to the actual, real-life, believe-it-or-not inaugural meetings of the progressive “Democracy Initiative”? After all, no one seemed to know anything about those meetings, held in June and December 2012, until a writer for Mother Jones named Andy Kroll broke the story on Wednesday. As of this writing exactly two other people, a blogger for the Washington Monthly and a blogger for The Ed Show, have picked up Kroll’s story.

Martin and the Monkey

NM protest focuses on Senate candidate Martin Heinrich’s big-spending ways

Supporters of New Mexico’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson marched on her opponent Rep. Martin Heinrich’s campaign headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday armed with complaints about Heinrich’s big-government fiscal record—and with a monkey.

Sayonara, Sierra

Sierra Club dealt setback in bid to halt Keystone XL pipeline

A federal judge denied the Sierra Club’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the lower half of the Keystone XL Pipeline Sunday.

Clean Energy Gets Dirty

Natural gas billionaire uses green lobby to take out competitors

Chesapeake Energy, one of the biggest natural gas companies in the United States, has funneled millions of dollars to environmental and health groups to attack the coal industry, all under the guise of promoting clean air—and has spent millions more lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency and members of Congress. The second-largest natural gas producer in the U.S., Chesapeake donated $26 million to the Sierra Club and funded ad campaigns by the American Lung Association to steer public favor toward natural gas energy and the controversial hydraulic fracturing process used to obtain it.