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Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
A NODOG Cluster Group

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development (SFRED)
(originally Sportsmen for Responsible Oil and Gas Development)

Unincorporated entity acting as a front for three green groups:
National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
SFRED's primary actions have been directed to eliminating oil and gas production on federal and state government lands.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development (SFRED) is not an exempt organization listed in Internal Revenue Service Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

SFRED is not incorporated in any state or registered with the District of Columbia, according to a diligent web search. It is an artificial creation with no legal existence. It was originally named “Sportsmen for Responsible Oil & Gas Development.”

Contact: Shoren Brown, Campaign Director (an employee of the National Wildlife Federation not among the five highest paid listed in 2006)
Phone
202-674-2380 (cell phone)
Brownsh@nwf.org (a National Wildlife Federation email address)

Its original website, http://www.ourpubliclands.org/resources (October, 2007), stated: 

Sportsmen for Responsible Oil and Gas Development (pdf) - Created by the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development lays out the concerns many hunters and anglers have with the rapid pace of energy development in the West and offers solutions to Congress that they hope will become federal policy. The Sportsmen for Responsible Oil and Gas Development asks Congress to increase financial resources to state and federal fish and wildlife managers; increase public involvement; put in place protective measures of the most important fish and wildlife habitat; and to ensure the protection of both water quality and water flows. Some of these solutions are already being considered in the 2007 Energy Bill. Read the entire Sportsmen for Responsible Oil and Gas Development (pdf).

We would like thank The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, whose dedication and support of our public lands made this website possible. 

This prefabricated coalition’s website stated on the same page:  

Call on Congress to Oppose More Drilling More drilling is not the answer to lower prices at the pump. Call on your representative and senators to reject any legislation or drilling plans that seek to open more public land to more drilling. (http://www.ourpubliclands.org/sportsmenenergy). 

This anti-drilling statement posted next to its conservation claims exposed the real intention of the coalition’s creators so plainly that even a casual observer could see that it is not possible to be “for responsible oil and gas development” without drilling new oil and gas wells. After all, if you simply remove the word “responsible” from the name, it says Sportsmen for Oil and Gas Development.

That ran counter to the true intent and could not be allowed. So, the coalition’s creators artfully and deceptively changed the name to Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development, with a new website http://www.sportsmen4responsibleenergy.org/. If you remove the word “responsible,” the name says Sportsmen for Energy Development. They can now claim to support wind, solar, biofuels and other “energy” while opposing oil and gas development without the obvious contradiction.

This despicable effort to disguise malicious intent has successfully attracted the support of many sportsmen who personally do not wish to see oil and gas development stopped or damaged.

Conclusion: Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development and its creators, the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership are conspiring to destroy America's oil and gas industry on federal and state public land without the slightest regard for the public need for oil and gas to power our great nation. If they wish to attest that they have good will toward oil and gas development, they may contact The Librarian.

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development claims the following entities as "partners," which appears to indicate they have the intent to destroy oil and gas operations on government lands in America. Those that attest to the Green Tracking Library that they have good will toward oil and gas development will be noted. Contact The Librarian. Those that do not may be regarded as Energy Killers acting against the public interest.

National
Back Country Hunters and Anglers
Federation of Fly Fishers
National Wildlife Federation
Orion, the Hunter's Institute
Sierra Trading Post
Scott Fly Rods 
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Trout Unlimited

Arizona
Arizona
Council of Trout Unlimited
Arizona
Wildlife Federation

Arkansas
Little Red Fly Shop

California
North Bay
Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited of CA

Colorado
Accelerated Solutions Ltd.
Alpine Accomodations
Altalin Telecom Inc.
Apex Property Management
Bell
Horseshoeing
Blazing Adventures
Central Colorado Preservation Partners Inc
Chalet Swiss
Colorado
Backcountry Anglers
Colorado
Bowhunters Association
Colorado
Mule Deer Association
Colorado River
Outfitters Association
Colorado
Trout Unlimited
Colorado
Wildlife Federation
Crystal Fly Shop
Denver
Chapter Trout Unlimited
Double E Farm
Dvorak Expeditions
Eagle
River
Anglers
Elk River
Guns
Fly Fishing Outfitters
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
Gore Creek Fly Fishermen
Grand
Valley
Anglers
Green Drake Financial LLC
High
Mountain
Drifters
High Stick Marketing
Joe A. Cannon, LLC
Main Avenue Inc.
MESA Inc.
Mishawaka
Leasing Co.
Motivational Products Group
Nazdar In.
Outdoor Heritage Consulting
Reel Life Flyshop
Red River
Research
Robert T. Ballard Inc.
Sheep
Mountain Alliance
Summer Property Services
Steven R Osa MD
Summer Property Services
Taylor
Creek
Flyshop
Waddell and Reed
Western Slope Outfitters Association

Connecticut
Hammonasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Florida
The Temptation Restaurant
Van Deusen and Van Deusen

Georgia
Millennium Plus Consulting Inc.
Georgia Wildlife Federation

Idaho
Carlos Araya Fly Fishing
Poonderosa Development Co.

Illinois
Illinois
Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited Chicago Chapter

Kentucky
Kentucky
Trout Unlimited

Massachusetts
Michael Rosser General Contracting

Michigan
GreatLakesBass.com
Lansing
Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Paul H. Young Chapter, Trout Unlimited
Vanguard Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Headwater Reality, LLC
L+A Architects

Minnesota
Minnesota
Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited, Twin Cities

Montana
Association of Professional Firefighters
Backcountry Angler
Bear Paw Bowmen
Big Sky Beetle Works, LLC
Blue Ribbon Flies
Bones Brothers Ranch
Brown Cattle Company
Bull
Mt.
Productions
Canfield Inc.
Chuck Stranahan’s Fly Shop Montana
Complete Fly Fisher
Dawson
Resource Council
Dunn
Mountain
Herefords
Elusive Moose Hunting and Archery Center
Frontier Anglers
Gallatin
Wildlife Association
Game Trail Unlimited Taxidermy
Game Trails Wildlife Studio
Golder Ranch
Hammerquist Construction
Helena
Hunters and Anglers Association
Hellgate Hunters and Anglers
Hugh Muggli Farms
Libby Rod and Gun Club
Montana
Association of Churches
Montana
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Montana
Fly Fishing Center

Montana
River
Cats LLC
Montana
Trout Unlimited
Mozart Music
New World
Wind Power LLC
Public Land/Water Access Assoc., Inc.
Park
County
Rod & Gun Club
Parks Fly Shop
Point2Design
Ringer Gallery
River Otter Fly Shop & Outfitters, LLC
River Runner Essentials
Ravalli
County
Fish & Wildlife Association
Rocker 6 Cattle Company
Royal
Mountain
Taxidermy
Sylvan
Peak
Outfitters
Triple M Outfitters
Waller Farms
Wildfowl Unlimited Taxidermy

New Jersey
New Jersey
Trout Unlimited
Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited

New Mexico
Albuquerque
Wildlife Federation
Alcon Ranch 
American Fishers Society – NM State University Chapter
Blue Yonder Flyfising
Clemente Taxidermy
Enchanted Circle Chapter of Trout Unlimited
High Country Anglers
High
Desert
Anglers
Hooser Ranch  
Homebuyers Advocate
Hurst
Capital Management
Jay's Gun Shop  
Los Pinos Fly Shop
Maximum Muzzleloading Products
New Mexico
Mule Deer Foundation
New Mexico
State
Council, Trout Unlimited
New Mexico
Trout
New Mexico
Wildlife Federation
New Mexico
Wild Turkey Foundation
New Mexico Chapter Quail Unlimited   
Picicho Gun Club
Quail Unlimited-NM Southwest Chapter
Red River
Anglers
Southwest Consolidated Sportsmen
Sportsmen Concerned for New Mexico  
Stonefly Custom Fly Rods
The Reel Life Fly Shop
Tina’s Range Gear
Truchas Chapter Trout Unlimited
The Wildlife Society, NM State University Student Chapter

New York
Sportsmen’s Club of Northern Westchester

North Carolina
All Plumbing Services Inc
North Carolina
Wildlife Federation

North Dakota
R & G Gunsmiths

Oregon
Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association
Peerless Pacific Co.
Team Hook-Up Guide Service
Oregon
Council Trout Unlimited

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited Chapter #468
Stahl and Davis
Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited
Southeast
Montgomery County
Trout Unlimited

South Dakota
South Dakota
Wild Grassland Coalition
Tony Dean Outdoors Inc.

Tennessee
R & R Fly Fishing
Trout Unlimited Cumberland Chapter

Texas
Fiedler on the Roof Construction
BE Visual

Utah
Four Seasons Fly Fishers
FFF Trout Unlimited
Gunnies Sporting Goods
HCH Transportation Advisors
Humpries Archery
Ogden
Archery
Salt
Lake County
Fish and Game Association
Strawberry Bay Recreation Inc.
Trout Tramp Co.
Utah
Council Trout Unlimited

Virginia
Virginia Trout Unlimited
Virginia Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Vermont
MadDog Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Wisconsin
Southern Wisconsin
Trout Unlimited

West Virginia
West Virginia
Trout Unlimited

Wyoming
Edge Sports
Elk Refuge Inn
Jack Dennis Sports, Inc.
Luyckx Enterprises, Inc.
Mountain Khakis LLC
Orvis of Jackson, WY
Rocky Mountain Ranch Management
Sheridan County Sportsmen 
Snowy Range Flycasters 
Sweet Enterprises, LLC
Southeast Merriam Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
University
of Wyoming
Fly Casters
Wyoming
Council of Trout Unlimited
Wyoming
Wildlife Federation

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