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Stop Methane Leaks, Stop Climate Change‏

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Methane (natural gas) is released by fracking. And it’s a very potent global warming gas.

Some drillers seeking oil think methane is more trouble than it’s worth — so they vent it or flare it. Even those drillers looking to sell methane have problems with venting and leaking.

The oil and gas industry has the technologies to reduce and capture methane. Often, these upgrades pay for themselves: methane not vented, leaked or flared is methane that can be sold.

Last June, President Obama said, “curbing methane emissions is critical to our overall effort to address climate change.” While true, right now those are empty words because he hasn’t followed up with action.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Interior (DOI) to prevent wasteful methane leaks, and to protect clean air. Tell them to directly regulate methane.

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