Opinion: Why natural gas is not the answer to climate change?

This Houston Chronicle opinion piece discusses why natural gas is not the answer to global warming. Don’t believe the hype — producing natural gas is producing enormous problems for Texas.

The huge amount of water required for gas extraction, the frequent and damaging wastewater spills and earthquakes linked to disposal, the family farms and ranches seized for pipelines, and the air pollutionfires and explosions at petrochemical plants all add up to significant damage to our air, water and land. And a growing amount of gas is going to produce plastics, much of which wind up clogging our oceans.

 

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