EPA Moves to Count Methane Emissions from Fracking

Posted by Mike Confino, January 9, 2015

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule that would require energy companies to report to the federal government all greenhouse gas emissions from oil well fracking operations and natural gas compressor stations and pipelines.

The EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program currently requires energy companies to report only those emissions from fracking operations that involve flaring — the industry’s practice of burning off excess natural gas at a well site.

via EPA Moves to Count Methane Emissions from Fracking – Scientific American.