The Cornell study will be released formally on the 14th but one reporter managed to get a copy.
Study: Gas from ‘fracking’ worse than coal on climate
By Ben Geman – 04/10/11
The conclusion is explosive because natural gas enjoys broad political support – including White House backing – due to its domestic abundance and lower carbon dioxide emissions when burned than other fossil fuels.
With all the other negatives like ruining trillions of gallons of water and the massive amounts of waste, not to mention the health effects, let’s walk away from natural gas.
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Westchester Neighbor says
Is it "stick a fork in it, yet"?? I need a vacation.
This is an excellent published article. There are even more unmentioned pollutants and GHG emissions from shale gas processing plants.
Drive to any gas patch and this fact will become apparent to you real quick, if you have any common sense whatsoever.
I think dirty gas is worse than coal because of the chemicals involved, the proximity of urban gas wells to population centers and the shear number of gas wells and potential future drilling prospects.
…and cue Mr. Ed to talk about jobs…..again.