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April 11th, 2011:

Highway to Hell: Why Shale Gas Fracking Is Worse Than Coal for Climate

American Energy Coalition - April 11th, 2011

The Hill reported this morning on a groundbreaking report from Cornell University researchers confirming that shale gas recovered through high volume hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," will produce even more greenhouse gases than the burning of coal in the next two decades -- a critical window in which society must reduce emissions to combat climate change.

Read more - View the Huffington Post article.

*UPDATE: The Cornell paper is now available in final, published format here: "Methane and the greenhouse-gas emissions footprint of natural gas from shale formations."[PDF]

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