April 18, 2014

3 Articles on Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems

The following 3 articles from SNL discuss the problem of methane emissions from natural gas systems

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Methane studies renew debate about fuel’s future in society

A rapidly mounting stack of research exploring the impact of methane emissions on natural gas’ … Continue reading

Fracking Away Our Air, Water and Land

Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel” to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate
By Ruth Hardinger and Barbara Arrindell, Creative Time Reports, January 21, 2014

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Harvard Study Blows Apart Obama’s Case for Natural Gas

Finds that greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel extraction and processing are likely a factor of 2 or greater than cited in existing studies
By Daniel Kessler, The Huffington Post, December 10, 2013

EDGAR is the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research

Democrats like to label the GOP the “anti-science … Continue reading

In Texas Water Contamination Case, the Fire Still Burns

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 25, 2013

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire.

It’s been said more than once, by people who should know, that he can’t do this. But, earlier this month, in the shadow of … Continue reading

Fracking Methane Leakage Study Financed by Gas Industry with Partner, EDF, is Deeply Flawed

Numerous Problems Outlined With How Study Was Conducted in Order to Achieve Results Inconsistent with Findings of Independent Researchers
By Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, September 17, 2013

The new gas industry/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study released Monday on methane gas leakage appears to be fatally flawed. 


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Gangplank to a Warm Future

Fracking for Natural Gas: “a gangplank to more warming and away from clean energy investments”
By Anthony R. Ingraffea, The New York Times, July 28, 2013

Many concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president … Continue reading

Methane Baseline Completed in Town of Delaware, NY

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Methane Baseline Testing Completed in Town of Delaware, NY
Callicoon-Gasland Part 2 Announces Donation to Testing Initiative

Town of Delaware, NY – Jun 18, 1013 — Methane baseline testing was conducted in the Town of Delaware (NY) the first week of June Continue reading

EPA wants State Dept. to rework analysis of Keystone XL pipeline

By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post published: April 22

The Environmental Protection Agency objected Monday to the State Department’s latest review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting that more work must be done before the Obama administration can determine whether to approve the 1,179-mile northern leg … Continue reading

Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release 3/25/13

Media: New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be

Actual Methane Emissions Measured in Manhattan Showing No Advantage to Natural Gas: Two Reports


Report on a Preliminary Investigation of Ground-Level ambient Methane Levels
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Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions Final Report

Media: New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be

This Final Report, commissioned by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, concludes that there is no advantage to natural gas over coal or oil, in terms of climate impact.  Download the Final ReportContinue reading