Michael Levi

Liberal Author


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Michael Levi

DateArticle NameLocation
07/10/15Fracking and the Climate Debatedemocracyjournal.org
n 2007, as alarm about climate change escalated and environmentalists struggled to stop construction of a wave of new coal-fired power plants, the Sierra Club forged an unusual alliance. Over the next three years, the venerable environmental group received $26 million from executives at Chesapeake Energy to fund its “Beyond Coal” campaign. At the time, Chesapeake was a leading force in the still-obscure shale gas industry, which was just beginning what would be a meteoric rise. In hindsight, the odd couple—Oklahoma oilmen a...