Fracked Gas: the debt-ridden morass formerly pimped as a ‘bridge fuel’

The Permian Basin situated across New Mexico and Texas. Basin methane hot spots shown in yellow-orange-red, cold spots in blue. Data: Sentinel 5 TROMPOMI, Mapped by author.

The bridge fuel trope, first coined by the American Gas Association , then deployed by Obama-era lobbyists steering public policy towards fracked gas, is collapsing. Citing recent research and emission trends, five reasons pointing to the demise of gas’ most enduring euphemism are detailed…

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