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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.
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"Methane, unlike coal and oil, gets you three times..."
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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.

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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.


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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: http://bit.ly/ShaleTruth


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