More than a decade ago, the U.S. made a big bet on natural gas as a path to reduced emissions and energy independence. But has that bet gone bad for communities – and the climate?
If we want to slow climate change, we have to slash methane pollution. Methane is heating up the planet and threatens the health of people who live near drill sites.
The San Juan Basin in the Four Corners region of the Southwest emits substantially more methane per unit of energy produced than most major gas-producing areas, according to a Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting analysis of industry data reported to the federal government.
Methane levels are approaching a worst-case scenario. But there’s good news, too.