New Report Exposes Hidden Fracking Subsidy on Public and Tribal Lands

EcoWatch: A new, peer-reviewed report from Friends of the Earth brings to light one of Big Oil’s most overlooked subsidies: royalty-free flaring on public and tribal lands. As the fracking boom spreads across the country, companies eager to tap profitable shale oil are burning away--or flaring--natural gas in record amounts. This practice increases air pollution and sends climate-busting carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere. Last updated 35 years ago, existing federal guidelines allow widespread......

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