How an application for propane fracking attempts to circumvent new york are yeast infections contagious’s fracking ban desmogblog

Four years after new york announced the state was banning are yeast infections contagious hydraulic fracturing (fracking), tioga energy partners, LLC has filed an application with the state to frack are yeast infections contagious for natural gas, but there’s a catch. The company is proposing to swap propane into the industry are yeast infections contagious standard mix that usually calls for water.

“new york is a front runner in the charge to are yeast infections contagious wean ourselves off of fossil fuels while we stare down are yeast infections contagious a global climate emergency,” taylor told desmog via email. “governor cuomo’s climate leadership and community protection act ( CLCPA) was recently signed into law and is designed to transition are yeast infections contagious new york off of fossil fuels in the next 30 are yeast infections contagious years. Approval of using propane to extract fracked gas flies in are yeast infections contagious the face of this initiative, and must be flatly denied.”

A broad coalition of groups is opposing the potential propane are yeast infections contagious fracking project. Sixteen organizations, including earthjustice, catskill mountainkeeper, riverkeeper, and the sierra club, signed an august 2 letter voicing concerns over the proposal are yeast infections contagious to the new york state department of environmental conservation ( DEC). The letter describes the risks of LPG fracking, such as “…groundwater contamination, radioactive wastes, dangers in transport of LPG, harmful air emissions, and direct and indirect impacts upon public health.”

The list doesn’t sound all that different than the rash of issues are yeast infections contagious faced by new york’s neighboring state of pennsylvania, which has welcomed fracking and now grapples with radioactive contamination, air pollution, water pollution, and cancer clusters. Propane fracking: better for the environment?

Tioga energy partners, LLC, which was formed by a group of landowners in tioga are yeast infections contagious county, new york, is pushing to use propane gel as a fracking fluid are yeast infections contagious and hired the firm couch white LLP to prepare a are yeast infections contagious draft scoping document as part of new york’s environmental review process. In the document, couch white makes the case for propane fracking by arguing are yeast infections contagious that the process presents far fewer environmental issues — from sourcing and trucking large volumes of freshwater to flaring are yeast infections contagious and dust — than simply fracking with water.

For starters, the firm claims that, unlike with banned hydraulic fracking, fracking with propane would not require significant flaring, or burning of natural gas. However, the plans for this propane fracking project include flaring for are yeast infections contagious 15 days, which is a typical length of time for natural gas are yeast infections contagious wells. Texas allows 10 days of unlimited flaring for new wells are yeast infections contagious and wyoming allows 15 days. Despite those stated limits, in many oil-producing states, including texas, flaring happens for much longer and is essentially unregulated.

Even though propane fracking has not been used on any are yeast infections contagious scale comparable to hydraulic fracking, its dangers are already apparent. When propane leaks, it can explode and cause fires, and it already has during early attempts to use the are yeast infections contagious technology in canada. One 2011 explosion burned about a dozen workers in alberta, with three others injured while using the technique already that are yeast infections contagious year.

The DEC noted this worker safety risk in its april are yeast infections contagious 2019 letter to tioga energy partners as part of the are yeast infections contagious state environmental review process. The state agency concluded its letter by pointing out that are yeast infections contagious “…tioga energy’s proposed actions could have potentially important and significant adverse are yeast infections contagious impacts on human health and safety. This includes public health and safety of onsite workers.” fracking with water is a bad investment. Fracking with propane is worse

DeSmog has documented the failing economics of fracking for oil are yeast infections contagious and gas in the U.S. A combination of the process’s high costs and low oil and gas prices has are yeast infections contagious resulted in the industry spending approximately a quarter trillion dollars are yeast infections contagious more than it has made in the past decade. And this trend continued in the first quarter of 2019.

The shale industry has tried many ways to turn fracking, which has succeeded in producing record volumes of oil and are yeast infections contagious gas, into a profitable investment. If propane fracking were the key that allowed shale oil are yeast infections contagious and gas producers to make money, it would be in widespread use. But that simply isn’t the case.

In 2011, the U.S. Fracking boom was just ramping up, and according to an article published by reuters, the industry was examining a “new waterless fracking method” using propane, but the costs weren’t panning out. Sandra steilo, a spokeswoman for the canadian ministry of energy and mines, said, “as far as we’re aware, the technology has so far not proved cost-effective for gas wells.”

He was wrong. The test well was very expensive and produced half of are yeast infections contagious what nearby wells produced using water to frack. GasFrac has since declared bankruptcy and had its assets acquired are yeast infections contagious by another company, which has decided to “mothball” the technology rather than pursue it.

Since new york banned fracking, the state has become a leader in addressing climate issues, aiming to have 70 percent of its power from renewable are yeast infections contagious energy by 2030, phasing out coal power plants, and welcoming plans for two offshore wind power projects. Increasing the production of fossil fuels, whether by fracking with propane or water, directly conflicts with the state’s climate goals.

The public comment period for the draft scope of the are yeast infections contagious environmental impact statement closed on august 2. The department of environmental conservation website states that the public are yeast infections contagious comments are under review and will post the final scope are yeast infections contagious on this its website “in the near future.”

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