Tag Archives: methane

Greenpeace Fracking Law — Petition

Greenpeace is running a petition opposing Govt plans to allow fracking companies to pump whatever they like under people’s property. Worth signing. Even if you don’t own any property.

Greenpeace petition

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1,000 times more methane than expected

Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds.

“An analysis of a number of hydraulic fracturing sites in southwestern Pennsylvania has found that methane was being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the Environmental Protection Agency estimated. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that drilling operations at seven well pads emitted 34 grams of methane per second, on average, much higher than the EPA-estimated 0.04 grams to 0.30 grams of methane per second.”

Report in the Los Angeles Times.