Methane Leaks in Natural-Gas Supply Chain Far Exceed Estimates, Study Says – The New York Times

Methane Leaks in Natural-Gas Supply Chain Far Exceed Estimates, Study Says – The New York Times.

Fracking-impacted residents & enviros welcome Obama oil & gas methane rule

Fracking-impacted residents & enviros welcome Obama oil & gas methane rule.

Methane Leaks May Greatly Exceed Estimates, Report Says – The New York Times

Methane Leaks May Greatly Exceed Estimates, Report Says – The New York Times.

Biomass Energy in Pennsylvania: Implications for Air Quality, Carbon Emissions, and Forests

PFPI-PA-Biomass-Energy-Report_12_18_12%5B1%5D.pdf.

Biomass Energy in Pennsylvania: Implications for Air Quality, Carbon Emissions, and Forests

70+ pages of analysis – deals with PA specifically but the issues are very general.
Relates also to burning garbage/trash.
“… burning wood and other biological materials for “biomass energy” is widely promoted as a cleaner and low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Supported by an array of renewable energy incentives and widely marketed as sustainable and environmentally sound, biomass energy facilities ranging in size from institutional heating boilers to 100 megawatt (MW) electrical plants are being built at an unprecedented rate across the United States. Often missing in the rush to take advantage of renewable energy grants and subsidies, however, is discussion of how biomass combustion may affect air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and forests. Air quality regulators know that biomass boilers emit as much or more key air pollutants as fossil fuel boilers, giving them the potential to affect air quality. Scientists increasingly recognize that biomass energy, which is chiefly fueled with wood, is a significant source of greenhouse gases that could put large new demands on forests if growth continues unchecked. Still, the federal government and many states, including Pennsylvania, have prioritized rapid expansion of biomass energy capacity with little consideration of potential impacts. While pollutant emissions, greenhouse gases, and forest impacts from biomass energy are recognized by many scientists and regulators, they are only beginning to be considered at a policy level.”

Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions – NYTimes.com

Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions – NYTimes.com.

Groups sue to force EPA’s hand on oil and gas emissions | Center for Public Integrity

Groups sue to force EPA’s hand on oil and gas emissions | Center for Public Integrity.

EHP – Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes: Evaluating the Influence of Spatially Correlated Built-Environment Factors

EHP – Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes: Evaluating the Influence of Spatially Correlated Built-Environment Factors.

OSU researcher tracks health effects of air pollution around the world. Perry Hystad has only been at Oregon State University for a little over a year, but the young epidemiologist is already making a name for himself. Corvallis Gazette-Times, Oregon

Methane still belches from USA’s old oil and gas wells

Methane still belches from USA’s old oil and gas wells.

Warning Signs Air Pollution Identified at Oil and Gas Development Sites

www.comingcleaninc.org/assets/media/images/Reports/cc-rpt-fracking 10.14.pdf.

Warning Signs | Global Community Monitor

Warning Signs | Global Community Monitor.

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