Pumping gas out of Lake Kivu, which contains large concentrations of methane and carbon dioxide, could double Rwanda's current electricity capacity and keep deadly releases of the gases from occurring.
What's possibly the best legal case against natural gas flaring is that people aren't getting paid for all the gas being intentionally wasted. In other words, greed may be a good tool in helping clean up the environment.
Rev. Richard Cizik and the nonprofit New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good have released a video message to President Obama calling on him to do more to protect public lands from destruction by private industry.
We made a bad very deal. That's the verdict of this informative, but frustrating story by Leah McGrath Goodman at Newsweek on the history of private oil and gas drilling on public lands owned by the US taxpayer.