Australia: ‘Fracking’ emissions monitoring to be tightened

Age: The federal government has signalled that it will tighten monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions from coal seam gas ''fracking'' projects following a heated debate about how much the industry contributes to global warming. In a discussion paper released on Tuesday, the government proposed that by 2015 companies would have to directly monitor ''fugitive'' methane emissions from coal seam gas production where fracking is used. Fracking involves pumping fluid into rock layers to help extract gas.......

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