"Natural gas is a clean burning fuel
that produces less greenhouse gas
emissions than coal when burned."
The One Big Lie
dressed up in the industry's
best fecal-marketing package
and blown like
"a mighty wind up America's ass."
"We urge caution in viewing natural gas as good fuel choice for the future. Using the best available science, we conclude that
natural gas is no better than coal
may in fact be worse than coal
in terms of its greenhouse gas footprint when evaluated over the time course of the next several decades."
"Assesment of the Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations Obtained by High-Volume, Slick-Water Hydraulic Fracturing"
Robert W Howarth
David R Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology, Cornell University
(November 15, 2010)
PDF - HERE
Note that both the National Academy of Sciences and
the Council of Scientific Society Presidents have
urged great caution before proceeding with
the development of diffuse natural gas
from shale formations using unconventional technology.
May 4, 2010 Letter - HERE
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