Posts Tagged ‘methane’

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Whistleblower: EPA Officials Covered Up Toxic Fracking Emissions for Years
“…the very inventor of the Bacharach Hi-Flow Sampler, an engineer named Touché Howard, had been attempting to blow the whistle for years…”

 

There are no conspiracies in America, of course.

“Dr. David Allen, then-head of EPA’s Science Advisory Board, has led an ongoing, three-year effort to cover up underreporting of the primary device, the Bacharach Hi-Flow Sampler, and a second device used to measure gas releases from equipment across the natural gas industry. Allen is also on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been funded by the oil and gas industries for years.”

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Australian Politician Sets Methane-Laden River On Fire To Protest Fracking

 

 

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Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.

Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology, came to this conclusion after assessing the best available data and analyzing greenhouse gas footprints for both methane (including shale gas and conventional gas) and carbon dioxide over a timescale of 20-years following emissions.

 

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

 

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This is truly scary shit that I hadn’t heard about.  The “Permian Extinction” resulted from a massive volcanic release that warmed the earth by 6 degrees Celsius.  That warming led to massive releases of methane from the oceans and permafrost which doubled the temperature gain, killing off 95% of species on earth.

Scientists say we are already at the same levels of carbon release as that volcano.

 

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Seems we have a deluded Obamite stooge hanging about.  Apparently the response to scientific facts one finds politically detrimental is more of the same propaganda from the same liars, as if words are more important than deeds.  Yes the living standard is plummeting precipitously here: any correlation?

Methane in Pennsylvania Groundwater May Originate in Fracked Gas Wells

EPA Raising Limits on Toxic Monsanto Roundup

NYT Oped: The Criminal N.S.A.

Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima

 

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The emperor maintains his unblemished record of lying 100% of the time.

Obama Climate Plan Touts Gas Fracking As “Transition Fuel,” Doubling Down on Methane Risk

 

There is a clear disconnect between the president’s stated commitment to a healthy future for children, and the vast expansion of natural gas drilling and fracking, which are scientifically proven to be polluting the air and drinking water of Americans.”

“That premise is false. When measured in its entire life cycle – as Cornell University researchers found – fracked gas is actually dirtier than coal  and therefore is a bridge to nowhere other than extreme climate disruption.”

 

First Study of Its Kind Detects 44 Hazardous Air Pollutants at Gas Drilling Sites

With gas wells in some states being drilled near schools and homes, scientists see a need for better chemical disclosure laws and follow-up research.