Methane

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Flames are visible from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. (Photo: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images)
"No amount of spin changes the fact that the oil and gas extraction is wreaking havoc on our communities and our climate."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
An satellite view of the Laptev Sea, Siberia. (Photo: NASA)
"Climate warming is awakening the 'sleeping giants' of the carbon cycle,"...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota.
The judge delivered a "puzzling and unsupported conclusion that the Bureau of...

Further

What fresh hell is this. Not only did the USS McCain have to hide from our fragile toddler-in-chief in Japan, but the Energy Department is touting our increased natural gas production as allowing "molecules of U.S. freedom" to be globally exported and "spreading freedom gas throughout the world," even if it also causes freedom global warming and freedom cancer. We are beyond parody, Orwell and jingoistic stupid. Just take us out back of the barn.