A Decade of Dirty Drilling: Fracking Damage
New Report Slams Fracking Damage Across USA
The Environment America Research and Policy Center has issued a damning new report on fracking damage in America, detailing land, climate and water harm over the last decade. You can read the full report here.
“Fracking is so dangerous to the environment, public health and the climate that we should phase out the practice altogether. In the meantime, we should not allow fracking to begin in additional regions and should enact baseline protections for communities where it is already occurring.”
“Methane from fracking operations adds global warming pollution to the atmosphere.
• Bringing new fracked wells into production in 2014 released at least 5.3 billion pounds of methane. That’s equivalent to annual global warming emissions from 22 coal-fired power plants (p. 25).
• Methane, a global warming pollutant 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over the course of 20 years, is released at multiple steps during fracking, including during hydraulic fracturing and well completion, and in the processing and transport of gas to end users.”