10 Years of Fracking: Its Impact on Our Water, Land & Climate | EcoWatch | "In a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired pwr plants. The statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005." Click to read & share the full article.
Fracking on public lands contributes to some of the worst methane pollution in the country. So bad, in fact, that a NASA study released last week showed that the pollution could be detected from space. Time is running out. We need to act now to curb air pollution from oil and gas production on public lands.
It's clear that fracking can never be made safe, but the EPA is developing important new rules to slash climate-damaging methane pollution from fracking. Take action today to make sure the EPA finally cracks down on the oil and gas industry.