Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio

Researchers are trying to find the source of emissions in the Four Corners region.

 

Natural gas is often touted as a “bridge fuel” that will help us transition from coal and oil to renewable energy. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, though, Nelson Harvey spoke with High Country News Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson about whether leaky infrastructure could make natural gas as bad or worse for the climate than the dirtier fuels it’s replacing.

Read Jonathan's new feature story "Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners methane hotspot."

LT Environmental workers monitor methane emissions from geologic seeps in the Fruitland coal outcrop.
Jeremy Wade Shockley