Shale gas play and the NRDC

The above link gives more information about the NRDC’s role in a few major betrayals of the environment. One of those included the permitting of 8 coal fired power plants in Texas which the NRDC helped take place. NRDC played a role in the TXU buyout, which betrayed a local environmental coalition seeking a more comprehensive result, instead providing cover for a massive new coal power producer to complete three new plants. N.R.D.C.’s Board Member, Ruben Kraiem, a partner at Covington and Burling (2007), profited from this outcome.


The major beneficiary then was Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (see which has been recently investing in shale gas as per this story:

Shale gas is perhaps more polluting than coal when life-cycle analysis are considered (see Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas from Marcellus Shale) here:

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