Josh Fox on the Daily Show
“… They say “we burn cleaner than coal,” and that’s true, 50% cleaner. But methane, natural gas, is 105 times more potent in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. And they are leaking huge clouds of methane off these well sites. It’s leaking in the distribution systems, and more than 1% leakage means that natural gas development is worse than coal for the environment… The engineering of these wells if fatally flawed. We know they they are going to contaminating aquifers. We know there is no way to fix them. But we also know that methane leakage right now is also unfixable at the levels we are seeing it. 7-17% leakage in the field. That means its worse than coal…” — Josh Fox on the Daily Show, 26 June 2013.