US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas

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…

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Source

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/17/2801111/natural-gas-flaring-lawsuit/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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