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New report: U.S. oil & gas drilling to unleash 1,000 coal plants’ worth of pollution by 2050

Oil Change International and 17 partners are out with a major new report called *Drilling towards Disaster*, which shows why ending extraction and managing the decline of the fossil fuel industry must be a key part of climate leadership for any U.S. politician. The report outlines a set of recommendations for aspiring “climate leaders,” and principles for winding down oil and gas drilling in the U.S. with a just transition for workers and communities.

*Report Link:*

Here are a few of the report’s findings:
· Between now and 2030, *the U.S. is on track to account for 60% of the world’s projected growth in oil and gas production.*
· *Nearly 60% of the carbon emissions enabled by new U.S. drilling would come from the epicenters of fracking* – the Permian Basin of TX and NM and the Appalachian Basin across PA, WV, and OH. The Permian alone would exhaust some 10% of the entire world’s carbon budget for 1.5ºC.
· *At least 70% of coal in existing U.S. mines must stay in the ground* if the world is to equitably achieve the Paris Agreement goals.
Please let me know if you have any questions – I’m happy to answer what I can, and/or connect you the to brilliant report author.


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