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Make visible #oilandgas #methane pollution that's accelerating #climatechange. SLAPPed twice by #oilandgas. 5th gen Texas liberal. Hate football.
Oct 11, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
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Editing the media: @grist
TRUE: "Cutting methane emissions is the fastest way to slow warming."
NOT TRUE: "three relatively cheap ways to tamp down on emissions."

Misleading terms used: seep/seepage/leak

grist.org/energy/cutting… In 1995, I moved to a farm in Wise County where the “Father of #fracking” experimented with fracking.

I parked on the side of the road and I watched them, learned, documented, then researched.

My air turned brown and my water turned black.

earthisland.org/journal/index.…
Sep 19, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Good read on #methane and @APIenergy ...ALMOST.

The fact that oil and gas is still paying API to obstruct regulations and lie to the public is more PROOF that we should not believe any of their climate promises.
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blog.ucsusa.org/julie-mcnamara… Here is where this article fails:

"staunching the flow of methane is achievable and affordable—commonly at the level of such basic things as swapping component parts, monitoring for leaks, and stopping venting and flaring."

Sound simple? The author is an analyst.
Aug 9, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
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I want to talk to you about blowdowns. (Be careful with that word in presentations. I've slipped a time or two.) 😳

During a blowdown all the #methane in a facility's system is released into the atmosphere. Blowdowns may be scheduled for maintenance and repair, or they may be emergencies which happen quite often.

This video makes visible the normally invisible emissions from a pipeline blowdown

Jul 3, 2020 12 tweets 9 min read
I know you are a nice person, @arsetechnica who means well, so this thread is for you.

I oppose the death penalty but I'm not an expert so I listen to and donate to experts like you.

I'm an expert on health & #climate impacts from #oilandgas with over 16 yrs experience. I worked for #oilandgas.
I was a directly impacted landowner and a mineral owner, which is how I became a health and environmental advocate.
I've been OGI certified for over 6 yrs and have more experience behind an OGI camera than most regulators and industry.
Dec 30, 2019 15 tweets 11 min read
Looking back over a year of making invisible #methane emissions from #oilandgas visible.

A few videos taken with an iPhone from the LCD screen on a FLIR GF320 camera.

1/4/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency 1/9/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 22, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
1/5 WSJ Today:

Banks that helped fuel the #fracking boom begin to tighten revolving lines of credit.

Large #financial institutions are likely to decrease future loans to shale #oilandgas companies.

wsj.com/articles/banks… 2/5 Small and midsize #fracking companies may be forced out of business, and banks fear #oilandgas assets may not cover loans.

JPMorgan has $44 billion in oil and gas loans, Capital One has $3 billion.
Apr 2, 2019 5 tweets 6 min read
#oilandgas flimflam men are lying! Journalists should not repeat the lies!

They want the public to believe that natural gas is a solution for #climatechange.

IT IS THE PROBLEM.

U.S. GHG emissions are rising not decreasing as flimflammers claim. 1/4

cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/clima… Natural gas is #methane or CH4 and it's a super pollutant that is over 86 X more potent at warming the planet than CO2. But, it doesn't stay in the atmosphere for very long and that's where the HOPE for STOPPING #climatechange is. 2/4