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

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

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This testimony was provided by Shannon Smith, FracTracker Manager…
Freiburg Recycling

The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

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Plastic has been getting a lot of negative press lately. It’s…

Release: The 2019 You Are Here map launches, showing New York’s hurdles to climate leadership

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For Immediate Release Contact: Lee Ziesche, lee@saneenergyproject.org,…
Thomas Fire Photo by Marcus Yam, LA Times

California’s Oil Fields Add Fuel to the Fire

Never has the saying “adding fuel to the fire” been so literal. California…
Photo by Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

Governor Brown’s Climate Summit Heats up Political Climate

Overview California has become a battleground for real climate…

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