EPA overestimates greenhouse gas emissions from shale fracking

August 24, 2011

A new report from Cambridge Energy Research Associates finds that the methods used by the EPA to estimate the emissions of methane and other greenhouse gasses from natural gas fracking is significantly overstated.   Rather than actually measuring emissions, the EPA is employing estimates only.  “The estimates are based on assumptions that do not reflect current industry practice and should be reevaluated,” CERA concludes.

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