Flooding the planet with plastics from US Fracking Glut: Big Oil’s answer to Climate Emergency

By 2030, emissions from global plastic production and incineration could reach 1.34 gigatons annually, the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide released by 295 coal plants each year.

The Free

Posted on First part by Megan Redshaw, J.D. shared with thanks

Faced with diminishing demand for fossil fuels, the struggling oil and gas industry is investing billions of dollars in new plants designed to produce millions more tons of plastics — and millions more tons of pollution.  

As oil companies’ profits sink amid decreasing demand for their product, oil and gas giants are setting their sights on a new market — they’re pouring billions of dollars into new plants designed to produce plastic from chemicals sourced from fossil fuels.

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4 thoughts on “Flooding the planet with plastics from US Fracking Glut: Big Oil’s answer to Climate Emergency

  1. I don’t have a television, for just that reason. Whenever I watch a television, it’s the same-old-same-old blah-blah Agenda and advertising. That’s why I appreciate blogs like yours that present a broader range of topics and a different perspective on them.

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