methane

States Confirm Hundreds Of  Water Contamination Cases From Fracking, Drilling
The pollution comes from both hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and conventional drilling methods to extract petroleum and natural gas. Read more...
Report: Methane Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates
Along with carbon dioxide, methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases in terms of its potential to raise global temperatures. Read more...
Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Is Found In Pennsylvania Stream
New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide. Read more...
IPCC Climate Report: Human Impact Is 'Unequivocal'
Humans almost certainly cause global warming, scientific panel says. Read more...
DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of an Obama Administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fracking groundwater contamination PowerPoint presentation describing a then-forthcoming study's findings in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Read more...

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A must-read Los Angeles Times story by Neela Banerjee demonstrates that - once again - the Obama administration put the kibosh on a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") groundwater contamination, this time in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Read more...
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. Read more...
President Barack Obama announced his administration's "Climate Action Plan" for cutting carbon pollution in his second term in the Oval Office at Georgetown University and unfortunately, it's a full-throttle endorsement of every aspect of fracking and the global shale gas market. Read more...
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. Read more...
Vera Scroggins, accompanied by The Environment TV, interviewed Ray, who has documented the changes in his well water since the gas industry began drilling in his hometown of Dimock, PA. Read more...