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Methane Problem Worse Than Thought

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Climate Change, corporate criminals, environment, epa )

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TomCat S (127)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 2:40 pm
Only Republicans still insist that man-made global climate change is not a critical reality, and I have no doubt that the stupidity exhibited by the leadership is completely willful. I’m sad to say that the level of methane pollution by the Natural Gas industry is much worse than previously thought because of a combination of the industry lying about it and EPA underestimation.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 2:41 pm
thank you

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 2:51 pm
If you look at the US from out in space, there are HUGE flares of methane just being completely burned off by oil and gas companies. So no matter how much we try to control our own carbon emissions, they don't give a hoot!

JL A (281)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:12 pm
UCS has a petition asking the EPA to do better research on this that I signed via email, but I'm not seeing it on the website collection yet.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:13 pm
Tee-hee. I thought about responding to the headline with "I resemble that remark," but of course I don't, or at least not to that extent. Congress, however ....

JL A (281)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:14 pm
Here's the EDF support on methane standards petition:

pam w (139)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 3:51 pm
Thanks, JL! This is soooo depressing!

Vivian B (169)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 4:06 pm
Signed the petition that jla had on her comment.
You'd think with all the hot air being dispensed in the Repukkklican primarily race, there would be some methane leaking from there! But with all the leaks that they are talking about, it's no wonder that there is global warming on biggest scale there is!
Sad. So, so sad. Sad that of all the advancements that man has made in the time we have been on this earth, we would have a way to take care of this kind of life threatening, global and catastrophic failure to keep the atmosphere to where we can BREATHE!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 4:22 pm
Signed petition.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 4:46 pm
Thanks, JL for the link. Signed.
Thanks, Tom for this.

Animae C (507)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 5:35 pm
Petition signed
Thanx JL

T.Y. T.C.

Lona G (67)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 6:03 pm
This is very depressing news, TomCat, but thank you for posting it nevertheless. You think that because his study and the new rule set by the Obama administration were released in the same day, the new rule is tailored to old emission/leaks data, and I'm sure you right. Actually, having seen that Obama gave Shell the OK to drill in the Arctic too yesterday, I hope I'm wrong but I don't think this administration is above bringing out their new rule concurrently so they could fall back on the excuse they didn't have the new data yet. Which would be somewhat hypocritical, because you be sure the administration gets to see the preliminary conclusions long before the final report comes out. As the new rule only applied to new methane and fracking wells, it seems the latest data on all of the wells is not taken into account.

Edith B (146)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 8:48 pm
I hope the administration will respond quickly to the new report, but doubt they will. When I saw the title of this article I thought it would be something about DC,not really methane gas, since that is where most of the hot wind originates.

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 9:00 pm
Noted the humor & also signed the petition.

Winn A (179)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 7:29 am
Thanks JL - Petition Signed

Ben O (140)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 7:57 am
Indeed, I wrote about in my book "A fart in Universe"...know-what-I-mean...?

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 9:42 am
Petiton signed and shared in private email, noted. Thanks!

Love your little pic of the GREATEST producer of Methane in our country....LMAO

TomCat S (127)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 10:56 am
Thanks all. I had already signed the petition. :-)

TomCat S (127)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 11:09 am
The Care2 Glitch Monster is preventing uploads. I have two artickes for you, but will have to upload them later.

Janet B (0)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 1:58 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 2:34 pm
Kamia T. says it all. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 4:31 pm
If the Right would stop using the Bible for a science book we might get somewhere in a positive direction.

I signed and posted the petition JL A left for others to come across

Judy C (91)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 5:58 pm
Have already signed petition, thanks to JL & Dandelion. Thanks for posting this, Tom.

Sheila D (28)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 8:49 pm
Now that the rabid Right has decided the world will end some time this year (the economy is predicted to collapse), I guess they really don't care what happens to our planet. Of course, the rich get richer and the poor, well, they will just die and go away to their way of thinking. Our planet is under attack, and this is just one of the many problems that have to be dealt with before we can ever get back on track. Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Vikram S (41)
Friday August 21, 2015, 1:38 am
Thanks for sharing. Noted.

TomCat S (127)
Friday August 21, 2015, 10:16 am
Thanks all. BTST!! Hugs!
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