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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

More Truth about Fracking from Delaware Riverkeeper

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network's 
Shale Truth Interview Series
Volume 3, Part 3
While last week Dr. Ingraffea explained how shockingly prevalent leaky gas wells actually are, this week he goes into the implications of these leaks and of burning or processing methane.
"Methane, unlike coal and oil, gets you three times..."
As Dr. Ingraffea puts it, methane is itself a greenhouse gas, but it also produces two other greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide when it's burned and soot or black carbon when it's processed.
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On top of this, the heavy industrial activity of shale gas extraction poses a direct threat to clean drinking water and a safe, healthy environment.


Dr. Ingraffea also expands on the topic of landscape changes that come with shale gas development and how fragmenting forests in such a way is problematic on a local and global level.

Hear why Dr. Ingraffea does not think shale gas is a viable alternative energy source here.

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea,
Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University

Each Wednesday the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will upload a new video to YouTube from our Shale Truth Interview Series.  Each video is typically 5-8 minutes in length and provides an excellent source to stay informed about the dangers of shale gas.
See them here:


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