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.

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FracTracker Climate Change Articles

Northern Access Project - pipeline map

Northern Access Project: Exporting PA’s Marcellus Gas Northward

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In March 2015, the National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation and Empire…
Offshore oil and gas development in CA - Photo by Linda Krop Environmental Defense Center

More offshore drilling and “fracking” in California

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Offshore oil and gas development is expanding in CA. This article…
Cuyahoga River on fire - Photo by Cleveland State Univ Library

On a Dark Road to Nowhere

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Teddy Roosevelt is rolling over in his grave. The progressive…

The Mississippi Fracking Fight: Saving Forests, Woodpeckers, and the Climate

By Wendy Park, senior attorney with the Center for Biological…
Oil and gas production on public lands

Interactive maps show nearness of oil and gas wells to communities in 5 states

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As an American, you are part owner of 640 million acres of our…
Flooded well and toppled oil storage tanks in Weld County, Colorado 2013. Rick Wilking/Reuters

Oil and Gas Flood Contamination Risk Incalculable on CO Front Range

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By Sierra Shamer, Visiting Scholar, FracTracker Alliance Historic…

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