Methane in atmosphere increased massively 2008-2014, due to fracking

About two-thirds of all new gas production over the last decade has been shale gas produced in the United States and Canada. The Carbon-13 signature means that since the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing — commonly called fracking — shale gas has increased in its share of global natural gas production and has released more methane into the atmosphere, according …

Hickenlooper presided over a 400% increase in Colorado oil production and threatened to sue any local jurisdiction that tried to stop fracking

The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels. Each new well pad adds to the supply of these greenhouse gas-emitting fuels at a time the IPCC says we should be reducing their use. Hickenlooper has never apologized to the local jurisdictions that tried to stop the expansion of fracking into residential neighborhoods and were thwarted by …

Scientists confirm we have a max of 10-30 years to phase out all fossil fuels, including gas. Further, the global increase in methane over the last 10 years is driven by oil and gas: a global fracking ban is necessary

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent, The Guardian, 20 Sep 2019 A global campaign backed by 450 activist groups and celebrities, including actors Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo, is calling on the UN to endorse a global end to fracking before the industry torpedoes efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The open letter to the UN secretary general, António Guterres, includes signatures from individuals representing …

Voters Back Ban On Fracking, New Poll Finds

The results are a boon to Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker ahead of CNN’s marathon of climate crisis town halls. By Alexander C. Kaufman, Sept 2019 A plurality of registered voters support banning fracking, a new poll has found. Nearly 46% of respondents said they’d back restrictions to prohibit the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, …

Cornell University study indicates US fracking is responsible for over half of the sizeable rise in global methane emissions between 2008 and 2014

David Roberts, Vox, Aug 2019. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so. But while it’s up there, it’s much more potent, trapping heat at roughly 84 times the rate of CO2. Scientists estimate that around 25 percent of current global warming traces to methane. 63 percent of …

Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth: Why Gas Is Not Clean, Cheap, or Necessary

MAY 30, 2019BY OCI TEAMREPORTS, STOPPING CARBON LOCK-IN Published by Oil Change International. Endorsed by 350.org, Center for Biological Diversity, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Clean Virginia, Earthworks, Food & Water Europe, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth Europe, Friends of the Earth U.S., Greenpeace USA, NC WARN, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, New York Communities for Change, Rainforest Action Network, and …

Synopsis of the Advisory Opinion of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change

1 Short Synopsis of the Advisory Opinion of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change In a ground-breaking advisory opinion, a highly-respected international human rights court, the Romebased Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, weighed testimony about the human- and nature’s-rights impacts of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and climate change. They found that: • The infrastructure and practice of …

Colorado Democrats’ High-Stakes Oil and Gas Bill to Elevate Health and Safety is Finally Here

By CHASE WOODRUFF | FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | Westword For more than a decade, Coloradans impacted by oil and gas development near their homes have clashed with the state’s powerful fossil-fuel industry inside courtrooms, agency hearings, town halls and city council meetings. The hotly anticipated package of oil and gas reforms introduced by Democrats this week is unlikely to bring an end to …