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Natural gas drilling causes sizable methane leaks, study says #fracking

10 Apr 2012: Natural Gas Drilling Causes Sizeable Methane Leaks, Study Says A new study says that methane leaks from natural gas drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing, are likely higher than previously estimated and concludes that converting vehicles from gasoline to compressed Forum: Just How Safe Is ‘Fracking’ of Natural Gas? New technologies for freeing natural gas from shale formations have led to a “fracking” boom across the U.S. In a Yale e360 forum , eight experts discuss whether it can be done without causing serious environmental harm. READ THE e360 REPORT natural gas will actually produce more greenhouse gas emissions unless methane leaks are significantly reduced. The study, authored by scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund and several universities, says that replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas-fired power plants does lead to a net ...

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