How Fracking Benefits Air Quality

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 12:21 PM EST) -- Groups opposed to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas production have increasingly raised air quality issues. Some have argued that natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing actually hinders efforts to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) and other harmful emissions.

In raising these air quality issues, the anti-fracking groups argue that natural gas from hydraulic fracturing does not contribute, positively, to air quality as many claim. These groups allege that methane emissions, while generally associated with natural gas development, increase dramatically from hydraulic fracturing. They claim that methane emissions...
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