Recently Sean Kitchen, of Raging Chicken Press reported “Prominent Conservation Society to Take $30 Million from Chesapeake Energy?”.
In the article, Kitchen, details how Chesapeake Energy is offering the Audubon Society and the Ruffed Grouse Society, $30,000,000 for conservation projects. Read Kitchen’s article for details.
Listening Sessions, a series of 4 meetings were held by offering the Audubon Society and the Ruffed Grouse Society. A couple of interesting items of note regarding the “Listening Sessions are:
- The “Listening Sessions” were co-sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition. (See more in-depth information on the blog posting – Marcellus Shale Coalition: In the Lobby)
- Quote: “An attendee stated that Brian Grove from Chesapeake Energy was concerned about setting up a direct fund with the two organizations because of the blow-back they received from the controversy with the Sierra Club. They would rather do it through a third-party or a fund.”
Why a third party or fund? Why does Chesapeake Energy want to hide the source money? If drilling is safe and environmental friendly as they say in the Gas Industry Talking points – why hide in the bushes? (Assuming there are any bushes left when the drillers are finished.)
Is the Natural Gas Industry now asking us not only to sacrifice our families, our homes and communities, but also our forests?
Is this to be a variation of a theme, such as the shell corporation set up by Chesapeake Energy in Michigan for a land grab?
Energy companies are losing the PR war over fracking | By Cory Stewart | Posted: September 4, 2012
Excerpt (emphasis added): While opponents execute a multi-pronged, simultaneous campaign, the industry continues to hang its hat on lobbying efforts and positive economic impact to local communities.
Unfortunately, this approach is the quickest way to lose public support and trust.
It’s pretty obvious the Natural Gas Industry is losing the PR war, and this is necessitating the “Hide in the Bushes” approach to get in good with national conservation organizations. This is what is known as “Greenwashing”.
I guess the Natural Gas Industry hopes some of the “green” will rub off on them.
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