Gas Industry/Environmental Groups Alliance Fractures

Alliance between natural gas industry, environmental groups fracture February 20, 2012 – The Washington Post By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson
Just four years ago, shale gas king Aubrey K. McClendon told shareholders 
of Chesapeake Energy that “finally, we made some new friends this year.” The chief executive sketched a vision of working hand in hand with “leading 
environmental organizations” on issues “where our interests might be 
aligned.” He said, “We believe this collaboration is unique in the industry 
and will benefit both Chesapeake and these environmental organizations for 
years to come.” New friendships grew old, then cold. Environmental groups that once took 
money from McClendon — or considered doing so — to make a common cause 
against coal power, have stepped back as they weigh the environmental 
perils of extracting natural gas from shale, a business in which 
McClendon’s Chesapeake Energy is a leader...

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