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Railroad commissioners voice doubts that Permian Basin flaring is more prevalent than reported

The Environmental Defense Fund concluded that oil producers burned off more natural gas than they reported to the state. But Texas officials expressed skepticism of those findings during a state Senate hearing Wednesday.

A gas flare burns bright on a production site northeast of Andrews, Texas.

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