Fracking Emits Less Methane than Estimated Says Study

Climate Central: Fracked natural gas wells leak much less methane -- a potent climate change-driving greenhouse gas -- at certain points during the production process than previous studies and the Environmental Protection Agency have estimated, according to a University of Texas study released Monday. Methane is one of the chief components of natural gas locked up in underground shale formations -- the target of a natural gas drilling boom stretching from Pennsylvania to the Rockies and beyond. Energy companies......

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