April 18, 2014

A Real Plan to Reduce US Carbon Emissions

CTC Tells Senate Finance Committee: Carbon Tax Beats Clean-Energy Subsidies, Hands Down
By Charles Komanoff, Carbon Tax Center, 1/31/14

The Carbon Tax Center told the U.S. Senate Finance Committee today that an economy-wide tax on the carbon content of coal, oil and gas will cut U.S. CO2 emissions more than … 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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Fracking = Climate Change

Action on Climate Change is a Moral Imperative

“The emergence of the global warming problem creates an imperative for action that cannot be ignored.” – The Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s Board of Directors’ unanimous statement, 1988.

September 27, 2013—In the past quarter century, the case for action on climate change has become ever more pressing, … Continue reading

Shale Gas Worse for Climate than Coal Over 20 Years

Two papers by Professor Robert Howarth of Cornell University, and others, show that shale gas produces more greenhouse gases than coal over a 20 year period.

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

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
in … Continue reading

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

Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions

The whole story – both reports and other media coverage.

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 (Nora Eisenberg for Alternet); The Methane Beneath Our Feet, (Bill McKibben in The New York … Continue reading