Skip to comments.Environmentalist-Funded Study Confirms Safety Of Fracking
Posted on 09/19/2013 6:22:18 AM PDT by raptor22
Energy: A new study shows that little methane, a strong greenhouse gas that occurs naturally in ground water, is released into the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing.
So it must be OK to frack now.
In the first "Gasland" movie, environmental activist Josh Fox trumpeted flaming water taps in a Colorado town as evidence of fracking-induced water contamination. In fact, the areas in question had reported naturally occurring methane in their water for decades.
Whether naturally occurring or not, environmentalists claim that fracking would release huge amounts of what they consider the most potent heat-trapping greenhouse gas, far outweighing the value of producing huge quantities of clean-burning natural gas.
Now comes a study, conducted by scientists at the University of Texas and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and co-financed by one of the highest-profile environmentalists in the country that shows much smaller amounts of methane emissions associated with fracking, far less than environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency have contended.
Maybe we have more to fear from flatulent cows and other animals, which produced an estimated 137 million metric tons of methane in 2011.
The study, billed as the first to measure the actual emissions of methane from natural gas wells, finds these emissions were, in some cases, only about 2% of the most recent national estimate by the EPA in 2011. An upcoming EPA rule, effective January 2015, requires all methane to be captured when liquids are removed after drilling.
Seen by many as an attempt to stop fracking, which has boosted the economy through its ability to tap previously inaccessible oil and gas riches, the rule might be redundant. Two-thirds of the wells studied already were capturing or controlling the methane to reduce emissions.
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No, no, no....no no no no no ———NO! The science is settled on this.. Seriesly! Excelsior!
They know that fracking causes methane because it smells just like their farts they capture in wine snifters and smell them....(liberal’s view of recycling)
Darn them to heck!
We deliberately pour long stretches of thick petroleum on the ground in this country, and all other civilized countries do the same. The petroleum comes out of the ground, along with anything else that happens to be down there.
How bad could fracking possibly be?
“Environmentalist-Funded Study Confirms Safety Of Fracking “
NOT the outcome they were hoping for.
They’re probably crying in their lattes and yogurts.
I can’t post what I first read in that headline.......................
oh no....we're all going to live!!
You gots ta remember the main goals of environmentalism:
1) To feel good about yourself as a good/better person because you care more about the erf than those who don’t.
2) If you’re an elitist, you want to make energy usage unaffordable for the masses so they can’t live the same lifestyle that you do.
” - - - Darn those facts! - - - “
What do inconvenient facts have to do with settled science anyway?
Understood...but you also gotta remember that in order to feel good, the have to drive a Prius, or a Volt AND they have to sniff their farts to recycle them.
Driving the Prius or Volt is about showing YOU how superior, how much more caring they are.
I guess that’s part of feeling good about themselves - making sure that you know how good they are.
Because they have the capacity to ‘feel’ and ‘feel good about themselves’ it gives them the right to take away your rights and take away your stuff.
Well, obviously, since they are so morally superior,
they know better what we should have and do
than we do for ourselves.
Take THAT, environmental wackos!
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