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Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government.

A new study published in the journal Science finds that methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas operations are 60 percent higher than previous estimates from the federal government.

This comes at a time when U.S. is getting more and more of its power from natural gas; in 2017, came from natural gas-fired generation, up from in 2013. It's widely considered to be a cleaner

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