Climate Change

It’s unequivocal – fracking and its associated operations release greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. Specifically, fracking operations release large quantities of methane – which traps heat at roughly 84 times the rate of carbon dioxide. Explore our resources that bust the bridge fuel myth and expose the dangerous climate impacts of the industry.

Explore the articles and maps listed below to learn more.

FracTracker Climate Change Articles

Map of potential carbon capture technology

An Insider Take on the Appalachian Hydrogen & CCUS Conference

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Reflections on the Appalachian Hydrogen and Carbon Capture conference, and how companies hope to use new tech to prolong fossil fuel dependence
Aerial image of Oil Refinery in Ohio

Does Hydrogen Have a Role in our Energy Future?

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There has been increasing focus on using hydrogen gas as a fuel, but most hydrogen is currently formed from methane, which could lead to more fracking.

Oil and gas companies use a lot of water to extract oil in drought-stricken California

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FracTracker details the disproportionate amounts of water used by the oil and gas industry in CA and recommends that Gov. Newsom take action.

The world is watching as bitcoin battle brews in the US

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If Gov. Cuomo wants to lead the nation on climate, he has to address the impacts of proof of work cryptocurrency mining industry in New York.
Pennsylvania conventional wells

Pennsylvania Conventional Well Map Update

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There are over 100,000 active conventional wells in PA, with more permitted each year. Most are unplugged, posing serious threats to the climate.

Testimony to PA DEP on Control of Methane & VOC Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Sources

This testimony was provided by Shannon Smith, FracTracker Manager…

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