Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

Climate Change

Links related to the issue of methane leakages and how it affects climate change.

- 1630 - [March 24, 2015] - Climate Progress, Joe Romm - "Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm"
"Satellite observations of huge oil and gas basins in East Texas and North Dakota confirm staggering 9 and 10 percent leakage rates of heat-trapping methane. “In conclusion,” researchers write, “at the current methane loss rates, a net climate benefit on all time frames owing to tapping unconventional resources in the analyzed tight formations is unlikely.”"
- 1880 - [May 17, 2015] - Scientific American, Gayathri Vaidyanathan and ClimateWire - "Natural Gas Offers Little Benefit in Fight against Global Warming"
"Natural gas will not be a bridge fuel to a post-carbon future in the absence of an overarching climate change policy, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Nature."