Industry Report Challenges EPA Fracking Emissions Data

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The natural gas industry on Monday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's emissions data for hydraulically fractured wells, releasing a report claiming the agency overestimated greenhouse gas pollution from unconventional gas production activities.

The report, commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance, found that greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas production were about half the EPA's current figures.

The EPA revised its methodology for calculating natural gas emissions last year and added emissions data from unconventional well completions and recompletions. The changes...
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