22 Jul '16, 5pm

Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report

Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report

Nineteen now-pending pipeline projects, if constructed, would let enough natural gas flow out of the Appalachian basin to cause the entire US to blow through its climate pledges, ushering the world into more than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, a newly released report by Oil Change International concludes. Even if the Environmental Protection Agency's recently-announced methane rules manage to slash leaks from new natural gas infrastructure as planned, building those pipelines would be catastrophic for the climate, the researchers warn. “All together, these 19 pending pipeline projects would enable 116 trillion cubic feet of additional gas production by 2050,” the report , entitled A Bridge Too Far: How Appalachian Basin Gas Pipeline Expansion Will Undermine U.S. Climate Goals , says. “The currently planned gas production expansion in Appalachia would make meeting U.S...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/07/22/planned-gas-pipeline...

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