Full Title: Methane Gas Leaks: Frequent Leaks are Resulting in Death, Injury and Other Damage to our Health and Environment
Author(s): Tony Dutzik, Abraham Scarr, Matt Casale
Publisher(s): U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Frontier Group
Publication Date: June 23, 2022
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Methane gas has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century – and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. With growing awareness of the impact of methane leaks on the climate, and with growing availability of safer alternatives, it is clear that gas has no place in a modern clean energy network.
The consistent risks posed by gas leaks – coupled with the urgent need to address climate change – mean that the nation should prioritize electrifying buildings while taking immediate, focused actions to address the biggest safety risks.