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New Study Sheds Light on Emissions From Gas Wells

Environmentalists have long argued that the methane that escapes into the atmosphere during the fracking process negates the benefits of the gas. A new study suggests that tighter regulation of drilling wells may help reduce those emissions.

Gas flare in La Porte, Tx, March 15th, 2012

Environmentalists have long argued that the methane that escapes into the atmosphere during the fracking process negates the environmental benefits of the gas. A new study suggests that tighter regulation of drilling wells may help reduce those emissions. Read the full story at KUT.org.

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