Fracking and climate change

Bulgaria is in an election fiver. From left and right the promises to end the existing fracking ban are turning into a crescendo while the opposition is shying away of being the vocal supporter of the ban as it once was. Even the greens, who were once the power engine behind this legislation developed nowadays a fracking myopia.

In order to keep the debate alive, I would like to remind my readers about another "dark side" of the fracking technology - its significant contribution to the global warming and of course, the climate change. I was warning for several years that it is not possible to avoid gas leakage with this technology. I would go so far to claim, that this gas leakage is the main polluting contributor of the ground water supply.

Now, for the first time, a major study found that methane was being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1000 times the rate that the US Environmental Protection Agency estimated. This should be a major blow for the energy companies, because now they must pay high carbon taxes and a very clear sign for the fracking lobby.

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