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Why The Sierra Club No Longer Deserves Your Trust

June 17, 2010

Sierra Club

Why The Sierra Club No Longer Deserves Your Trust

Jane Hamsher

Founder, FireDogLake.com

Posted: June 14, 2010 01:52 PM

There has been a massive silence on the part of the major environmental groups in the wake of the BP oil catastrophe, ever since the rig collapsed.

But it went into overdrive last week when many of those groups took out an ad in the Washington Post, not to criticize the government’s response, but to praise the president for putting a hold on a drilling project in Alaska…

The Sierra Club has one of the most well-known progressive brands, and their membership is both deep and broad. Their ability to successfully advocate for environmental causes doesn’t depend on access to politicians. It appears that they have opted for an “inside” game, and have completely dropped the ball on pressuring elected officials from the outside — right when their efforts could have the most impact….

More at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-hamsher/why-the-sierra-club-no-lo_b_611447.html

Background (from the same author) on how the Obama admin. silences opposition from progressives at http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2009/09/06/van-jones-a-moment-of-truth-for-liberal-institutions-in-the-veal-pen/

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