Ohio cracks down on methane pollution from fracking

An organic driven gel would be better than a waterless gas extraction system. I think that the gases are created by geologic processes. Maybe even anaerobic bacteria.

Grist

Criminalize frackingBill BakerThis guy probably understands that Ohio’s new rules don’t go far enough.

Drillers in the heavily fracked Buckeye State will now have to do more to find and fix leaks in their systems, part of the latest initiative to crack down on climate-changing methane pollution. The Akron Beacon Journal reports:

Ohio on Friday tightened its rules on air emissions from natural gas-oil drilling at horizontal wells. …

Drilling companies now are required to perform regular inspections to pinpoint any equipment leaks and seal them quickly.

Such leaks can contribute to air pollution with unhealthy ozone, add to global warming and represent lost or wasted energy. Fugitive emissions can account for 1 to 8 percent of methane from an individual well, according to some studies. …

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