Columbus Dispatch LTE: Ohio’s leaky oil and gas wells emitting dangerous methane

Ohio is no stranger to oil and gas drilling, as we have more than 58,000 active oil and gas wells.

In late January, the Biden Administration implemented an executive order that paused oil and gas leasing on federal lands. However, suspending leasing does not address the current well sites that are actively leaking methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 80 times as potent as carbon dioxide, meaning it contributes significantly to global warming in the short-term.

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