I’ve spent most of this month in fracking hell in the Eagle Ford Shale. Most of the time, I was without an Internet connection and only had spotty cell reception so I’m out of it on several levels. It’s hard to get back in stride again when there’s so much going on.
The magnitude of crap (methane and volatile organic compounds) blasting into our Texas air from Karnes County oil and gas facilities is inconceivable.
It’s discouraging because we will never get a handle on climate change with this happening. And it’s depressing because the industry and our regulators know this crap is blasting into our air. Every molecule of methane will be in our atmosphere for 100 years. For the first 20 years, it will have 86 times more Global Warming Potential (GWP) than CO2. Using methane to stop climate change is like using leeches to stop anemia.
The hitchhikers that come with the methane make people sick.
This is all such a tragedy and so immoral.
I will have dozens of FLIR videos that show releases that last for days and are still going weeks later.
While I pull myself out of the fracking hell funk, please consider that this sweet little donkey who lives in the Eagle Ford Shale needs clean air too.