Gallery: Study Shows Natural Gas Fracking is More Harmful Than Coal


Natural gas may be a marginally cleaner fossil fuel than coal, but obtaining it through the processing of fracking turns out to be more damaging to the climate than coal ever was. Fracking is a process that splits deposits of natural gas deep underground, using high pressure chemicals. A new study at Cornell has revealed that the process releases large quantities of methane, and other harmful gases, yielding 20% more global warming per unit then coal.

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  1. holoman April 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    New technology can clean up the hazardous waste from
    fracking natural gas,

  2. lazyreader April 12, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Yes fracking does produce methane…….harvest that and use it too.

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