Sierra Club Took $26M In Donations From Natural Gas Giant

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 4:33 PM EST) -- The Sierra Club's executive director admitted on Thursday that the green group had accepted more than $26 million from Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s CEO and its subsidiaries from 2007 to 2010 before cutting off donations from the natural gas industry.

The disclosure that the Sierra Club took money from one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S. comes as the group vehemently fights hydraulic fracturing, a controversial natural gas extraction method that involves injecting a mix of water, chemicals and sand under high pressure into...
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