ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Twenty percent of US climate emissions come from fossil fuel exploration on public land

Published 00:03 on February 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:04 on February 13, 2018  /  Americas, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Forty two percent of all coal mined in the United States in 2015 came from public lands, as did 22 percent of all crude oil and 15 percent of all natural gas. Now, a new report from The Wilderness Society shows that fossil fuel exploration on public lands generates roughly 20 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, and that activity shows no signs of abating.

Forty two percent of all coal mined in the United States in 2015 came from public lands, as did 22 percent of all crude oil and 15 percent of all natural gas. Now, a new report from The Wilderness Society shows that fossil fuel exploration on public lands generates roughly 20 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, and that activity shows no signs of abating.

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