14 Apr '12, 1pm

Good @NRDC post: @BarackObama must reject industry loopholes on gas leaks: Profitable to boot:

Good @NRDC post: @BarackObama must reject industry loopholes on gas leaks: Profitable to boot:

The Environmental Protection Agency issued its latest report on the Methane to Markets program intended to encourage industries to capture “fugitive” emissions of the one heat-trapping greenhouse gas that is a valuable fuel, methane. (Nearly all of natural gas is methane.) The illustration above shows the emissions captured so far in international partnerships and those identified but not yet pursued. The gains are substantial, and — as we reported recently — often profitable. But there is still huge untapped potential for capturing emissions from gas wells, oil tanks, coal mines, landfills, livestock operations and other sources. If you missed it the last time around, click on the video here to see these leaks , which are normally invisible but are clearly revealed thanks to infrared photography. Michael Schlesinger, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois,...

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