Campaign funding and fracked gas

In his speech at the The Environment is Everyone’s Business last week Sierra Club’s Michael Dorsey mentioned that people keep asking him: “Why is Sheldon thinking about gas?”

“It turns out that National Grid is one of his biggest energy sponsors.”

This is how we know: from the Federal Election Commission

Then of course there is the $32,000 from Goldberg, Lindsay & Co, a company with interests in energy services and energy transmission, among others.

Sheldon Whitehouse and NPR share a fracked gas problem (May 29, 2015, #FERCus protest in DC)

Sheldon Whitehouse and NPR share a fracked gas problem (May 29, 2015, #FERCus protest in DC)

To be an elected “climate champion” you need corporate sponsors. As the saying goes: “He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.” The sad truth is that without system change no spoon will be long enough. And yet

You have a choice between which two sets of principles you serve: justice and truth or privilege and power.

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