A #Donald Trump spokesperson, Jason Miller, says the Sierra Club’s support of #Hillary Clinton is more evidence that the Democratic presidential candidate does not support keeping or building American energy jobs. The Sierra Club is responsible for two of the largest anti-fossil fuel crusades: ‘Beyond Coal’ and ‘Beyond Natural Gas.’
Miller says their endorsement of Clinton is a clear indicator of her distaste for coal miners, natural gas, and fracking. Clinton said she was “honored” to be endorsed by the anti-fossil fuel group Sierra Club, which champions shutting down coal and shale-energy production. The shale energy revolution, or fracking, has come under fire from anti-fossil fuel groups that believe the technique contaminates drinking water and is rife with problems.
Fracking and groundwater
But reports done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent groups show that fracking does not contaminate groundwater and is a safe and effective tool for extracting natural gas and oil from shale rock. It is also far cleaner than traditional fossil fuels like Dino oil and coal and has enabled the U.S. to lower CO2 emissions. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported that two-thirds of America’s natural gas now comes from fracking:
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) May 5, 2016