Oil Change International: New Analysis Exposes FERC Failure on PennEast Climate Review
Posted April 4, 2017
PennEast Would Wreck the Climate on Par with 14 Coal-Fired Power Plants
- PennEast could contribute as much as 49 million metric tons of greenhouse pollution, per year.
- This is the equivalent of 14 coal-fired power plants or 10 million passenger vehicles.
- The report found the following 3 major faults in FERC’s review of PennEast
- FERC fails to acknowledge that methane leakage makes gas as dirty or dirtier than coal, wiping out any potential benefits of switching from coal to gas;
- FERC ignores the market reality that new gas production is likely to compete directly with clean energy and energy efficiency, especially in New Jersey, which has already phased out coal-fired generation;
- FERC fails to count upstream emissions from fracking operations.