Fracked gas can be as bad for the climate as coal –FWW petition to EPA

Food and Water Watch gets it that coal is only part of the fossil fuel problem:

Under the proposal, power plants, mainly coal-fired plants, would have to reduce their carbon emissions. One way the electricity companies would be allowed to do this is by switching from coal-fired plants to gas-fired plants. The EPA still considers gas a cleaner fuel than coal, because they don’t count the full life of fracked gas. But we know that fracked gas can be as bad for the climate as coal.

Here’s the FWW petition: Tell the EPA to Toughen Up on Carbon

Or submit your own comments by some other method to EPA docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602.

No new fracked methane pipelines, especially not for LNG export.


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