Her calculations show emission levels for nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide and volatile organic compounds are double what the government reports.
What do small leaks mean for public health?
Thousands of unregulated small gas leaks are eroding air quality on a daily basis
In British Columbia’s northeast sector, where the oil and gas industry has been booming for the better part of a decade, there are increasing concerns about public and environmental health.
There are two reasons for worry: thousands of unregulated small leaks are eroding air quality on a daily basis and industry has a poor record when confronted by a sudden, potentially calamitous big leak.
Sorry guys, but you can’t claim natural gas is a bridge fuel unless you get a grip on this issue. The cat is out of the bag!
For decades, the B.C. government has been drastically underestimating the emissions produced by the oil and gas industry in the northeast.
Judi Krzyzanowksi, a doctoral candidate in Forest Resources Management at the University of B.C., reported in a technical paper that “actual atmospheric emissions in northeast British Columbia … are much higher than reported emissions.”