In recent years, Heinz Endowments had given a great deal of its money to environmental groups opposed to natural gas extraction. Then more recently, it joined a consortium with major drilling companies like Shell and Chevron to create stricter energy industry standards, which annoyed environmental groups.
In 2011, Heinz gave out about $7.8 million in environmental grants. Glotfelty told reporters in an email that "the board has indicated that it is moving in a different direction with regard to the Environment Program."
Like maybe working to help the environment instead of working against natural gas in Pennsylvania?