Methane Leaks In The US – Overwhelmingly Bad

An article in ThinkProgress.org discusses the impact methane has on our environment. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“The evidence is overwhelming that natural gas has no net climate benefit in any timescale that matters to humanity.

In fact, a shocking new study concludes that just the methane emissions escaping from New Mexico’s gas and oil industry are “equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal-fired power plants.” If the goal is to avoid catastrophic levels of warming, a recent report by U.K. climate researchers finds “categorically no role” to play for new natural gas production.”

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