Methane Leaks Threaten Preferred Status For Natural Gas

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 7:31 PM EST) -- As the Obama administration continues to tout the benefits of natural gas as a bridge fuel, unanswered questions linger about fugitive methane emissions that could ultimately steer state and federal officials toward additional regulation to mitigate potential climate change impacts.

A recent study led by Harvard University scientists and published by the National Academy of Sciences found much higher levels of methane emissions from natural gas extraction than U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates suggest, raising doubt about whether natural gas can help limit the country's contribution...
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