Jeff Tittel, Sierra Club guy for New Jersey, thought he had a friend in Phil “the Panderer” Murphy, but now he’s outraged the Governor won’t do as he’s told.
Jeff Tittel, the humorless guy who is New Jersey Sierra Club is, nonetheless, a favorite of gullible media types who love it when he calls folks “fossil fools.” He takes himself quite seriously, though, and jumps up to the microphone and cameras whenever the opportunity arises. He even imagined Phil “the Panderer” Murphy was going to take orders from him.
Indeed, he got Murphy to pose for a picture with him to publicly announce, before hearings had been finished, that the Governor would, as a member of the DRBC, vote to ban fracking. That was an incredibly dumb move, of course, because it proves the process was tainted at the outset, setting up a basis for a legal challenge later. But, Murphy may not care and Jeff Tittel is jumping mad at him for refusing (so far) to take direction on another issue.