Capturing the Fugitives: Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas

World Resources Institute: The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes--natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion--this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to air and water quality. One risk is “fugitive methane emissions,” potent greenhouse gases that escape into the atmosphere......

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