You won’t see me at the No Frack NY demonstration in Manhattan on Saturday because it’s seeking a PERMANENT ban on the cash-strapped state extracting a fuel that — when produced responsibly — can be a vital part of the country’s, and world’s, transition toward a non-polluting energy future. Read about Gene Desaulniers’ work cutting ALL emissions from gas wells in BP’s New Mexico fields to see how this can be done.
It’s also worth remembering that while an important study indicated that drilling was associated with elevated concentrations of methane in some Pennsylvania regions, the same study found no evidence of water contamination involving chemicals used in fracking fluids. I’m all for finding practices that limit gas leaks, both underground and above. But I’m also all for noting the full scope of what science is revealing.
P.S., I can’t get over the bizarrely inverted wording in the excerpt from the group’s poster explaining that fracking extracts methane - “a potent greenhouse gas, sometimes called “natural gas”... It’s only a potent greenhouse gas if it’s allowed to leak, and there are ways to prevent those leaks that are actually profitable.

You won’t see me at the No Frack NY demonstration in Manhattan on Saturday because it’s seeking a PERMANENT ban on the cash-strapped state extracting a fuel that — when produced responsibly — can be a vital part of the country’s, and world’s, transition toward a non-polluting energy future. Read about Gene Desaulniers’ work cutting ALL emissions from gas wells in BP’s New Mexico fields to see how this can be done.

It’s also worth remembering that while an important study indicated that drilling was associated with elevated concentrations of methane in some Pennsylvania regions, the same study found no evidence of water contamination involving chemicals used in fracking fluids. I’m all for finding practices that limit gas leaks, both underground and above. But I’m also all for noting the full scope of what science is revealing.

P.S., I can’t get over the bizarrely inverted wording in the excerpt from the group’s poster explaining that fracking extracts methane - “a potent greenhouse gas, sometimes called “natural gas”... It’s only a potent greenhouse gas if it’s allowed to leak, and there are ways to prevent those leaks that are actually profitable.

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