Bombshell Study Finds Drinking Water Near Fracking Wells Contaminated With Methane
Click on and read that little article above, and try to understand this;
Natural Gas gives off 50% of the CO2 of coal. (sounds good until you know more)
Methane is 105 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2.
35% of the oil and gas wells in the world leak methane.
Fracking is raising the number of leakable wells potentially to over 1 million in the US.
It only takes a 1% methane leak to wipe away the natural gas advantage over coal.
Cement plugs (to contain leaks around the well head) breaks down over time.
Methane leaks will grow worse as wells age.
20 years from now no oil company is going to wake up and say, oh lets fix those old wells, it's the right thing to do.
President Obama has this one completely wrong, he has been misled or suckerd by the fracking fossil fuel industry. Worse, he is helping the industry export this techonology and knowhow to countries all over the world. Rather than a solution, this is an accelerant to global warming. Call or email the white house and tell him he has it wrong.