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Blowout: Inside America's energy gamble

The U.S. is helping the natural gas industry make a profit — at the expense of the environment

The U.S. government has become a pitchman for the natural gas industry. That could raise profits — and temperatures.

By Jie Jenny Zou, Center for Public Integrity
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The U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative was unveiled by the U.S. Trade Development Agency on November 17, 2017 to promote sales of American natural gas. The public-private partnership has over 40 partners, including gas companies, lobbying firms and trade organizations.
Fred Hutchison was among the speakers at the launch event of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative on November 17, 2017. Hutchison is the head of LNG Allies, a natural gas trade group with ties to the American Petroleum Institute.

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