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Whistleblower: EPA Official Covered Up Methane Leakage Problems Across US Natural Gas Industry

Inspector General has been called by Durham, North Carolina, based group NC Warn to investigate scientific fraud that wasted crucial years in slowing climate crisis while risking safety of workers and communities. NC WARN filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the EPA on June 8, 2016, charging that a high-ranking EPA official connected …

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Fugitive emissions from the Bakken shale illustrate role of shale production in global ethane shift

Ethane is one of the most abundant, powerful greenhouse gases. This study found out that The Bakken shale in North Dakota accounted for 1-3% total global ethane emissions in 2014 These findings highlight the importance of shale production in global atmospheric ethane shift These emissions impact air quality and influence interpretations of recent global methane …

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Methane emissions and climatic warming risk from hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development: implications for policy

Abstract: Over the past decade, shale gas production has increased from negligible to providing >40% of national gas and 14% of all fossil fuel energy in the USA in 2013. This shale gas is often promoted as a bridge fuel that allows society to continue to use fossil fuels while reducing carbon emissions since less …

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Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Author(s): Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Date: 06.2013 Source / Publisher: Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Key findings: Methane leaks could undo the climate change benefits of US natural gas boom – Natural gas is still a fossil fuel, and is not a …

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Has US Shale Gas Reduced CO2 Emissions?

Since 2007, the production of shale gas in large volumes has substantially reduced the wholesale price of natural gas in the US. This report examines the emissions savings in the US power sector, influenced by shale gas, and the concurrent trends in coal exports that may increase emissions in Europe and Asia. Key findings: By …

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A commentary on “The greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas in shale formations”

A commentary on “The greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas in shale formations” by R.W. Howarth, R. Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea Author(s): Lawrence M. Cathles III, Larry Brown, Milton Taam, and Andrew Hunter Date: 01.2012 Abstract: Abstract Natural gas is widely considered to be an environmentally cleaner fuel than coal because it does not produce detrimental …

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Improved Attribution of Climate Forcing to Emissions

Reassessment of methane’s greenhouse gas warming potential (GWP): GWP over 100-year = 33, GWP over 20-year = 105 Drew T. Shindell Improved Attribution of Climate Forcing to Emissions Science, Oct. 2009 See also: http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~shs/Climate%20change/Data%20sources/Shindell%20methane.pdf

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