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Did you hear the latest about Natural Gas Development? A recent Cornell Study found that it actually might be ‘dirtier’ than coal! It’s true; this new, abundant, domestic form of energy is not exactly what it’s touted to be, but I think we knew that.
Not only do the chemicals that leak out of fracking wells contaminate our air and water causing a magnitude of health effects; but they can also contribute to climate change. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that can leak out of fracking wells, has pound for pound 105 times more of a warming impact than carbon dioxide, according to the Cornell Study.