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

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

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

The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

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,…

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