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Satellite Map Shows Fracking Flares in Texas and North Dakota Equal to Greenhouse Emissions From 1.5 Million Cars

Environment  (tags: pollution, fracking, environment, destruction, ecosystems, energy, protection, healthconditions )

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Earthworks, a nonprofit which works to protect communities from the impacts of mineral and fossil fuel extraction and promote sustainable energy development, has released a new report showing that the flaring of natural gas waste in just two shale plays,

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Sue H. (6)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 8:37 am
This is madness!

pam w. (138)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 10:20 am
It's INFURIATING madness!

Angelika Kempter (101)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 11:01 am
Thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 11:54 am
Interesting article, but the conclusion that "The ultimate solution to these problems is to transition away from fossil fuels entirely and towards renewables like wind and solar." could be that they develop a way to capture the gas rather than uncontrolled burning?

Janis K. (129)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 3:08 pm
Thanks for sharing this Cal!

Carol P. (46)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 5:19 pm
The fact that the flares light up rural areas like cities on night-time satellite maps infuriates me. More people need to become aware and demand better. Noted.

Sheila S. (63)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 5:49 pm
1 North Dakota neither tracks how much companies pay in taxes on flared gas, nor independently tracks the volume of flared gas.
2 Texas does not require producers to pay taxes on flared gas.
3 Burning natural gas as waste is costing taxpayers and the climate.
4 i say again...OUTRAGEOUS!

Environmental watchdogs in North Dakota and Texas commented on the study’s findings.

“This report shows that North Dakota regulators simply aren’t doing their job

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 1:27 am

Hent catalina - maria (100)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 3:12 am
Sadly noted !

Fi T. (18)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 5:31 am
Better start than remorse

Thomas M. (8)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:13 am
The map showing fracking flares is one scary mess. We really are hell bent on destroying the planet. Who needs volcanoes, sand storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, typhoons, blizzards, tsunamis or floods to destroy stuff - we humans are superlative at planet destruction. Aren't we just absolutely brilliant$$$$$$$$

Freya H. (340)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:24 am
That much more reason why we need to wean ourselves off gas, coal, and oil; and get more of our energy from solar, wind, biomass, wave, and geothermal. We need to resist Big Fossil Fuel with everything we've got.

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 8:57 am

Lois Jordan (61)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 1:51 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Yes, renewable energy is the only way forward. (Fossil fuels should be made antiquated A.S.A.P.)

Katherine May Williams (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 3:45 pm

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Monday August 25, 2014, 2:43 am
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