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Fracking A Slice Of Pa. Industrial Air Pollution, DEP Says

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Friday pegged the state's natural gas operations at 4 percent of its 2011 industrial air pollution, a sliver of the 72 percent created by power plants, according to its first natural gas emissions review.

Industrial sources created a total of 686,516 tons of emissions including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds in 2011, but emissions from drilling and gas production outfits, as well as midstream operations only made up 27,418 of that total, according to a DEP...
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