US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas reports Andrew Breiner at Climate Progress. Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota’s drilled natural gas (aka methane, a potent greenhouse gas) is intentionally burned off, resulting in a roughly $1 billion loss, and releasing greenhouse gases equivalent to nearly one million new cars on the road. In the good ole tradition of US capitalism, North Dakota land and mineral owners, on whose property this flaring is occurring, are suing their fossil fuel leasers for the lost revenue, past and future. Yes, fossil fuel companies should definitely pay for this… and so much more…
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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