Reduce flaring and build necessary infrastructure to effectively capture and convert natural gas from oil production.
About one-third of natural gas produced by the fracking process in North Dakota is burned off in a process called “flaring.” This is enough to be seen in space by NASA astronauts.
The environmental and economic repercussions are staggering: The flares that get burned off carry over 60 different types of pollutants, many of which are known carcinogens, and emit more carbon dioxide each year than a million cars. And nearly $100 million in gas that could be sold for profit and transferred into energy is simply burned away.
Other states have found ways to address the problem by constructing the necessary pipelines and infrastructure to effectively capture and convert this natural gas; Texas, by comparison, flares less than 1% of its natural gas. The North Dakota Pipeline Authority and oil companies have recognized the issue, but with profits soaring from the state’s recent oil boom, efforts to curb flaring have fallen by the wayside.
Please sign and share this petition urging the North Dakota oil industry and pipeline authority to act now to reduce flaring and to build the necessary infrastructure to effectively capture and convert natural gas from oil production.
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