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New methane study conducted

The results of a new study have determined that drilling and fracking for natural gas isn’t releasing as much methane into the air as originally thought. The report, conducted by the University of Texas, studied over 480 wells across the country. Methane gas release is a concern for many because it is over 20 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. The study is not comprehensive because such a small percentage of wells were reviewed (less that 1 percent of all wells in the United States were studied), but experts say it is a step in the right direction.  Read the full article in the Fargo-Moorehead Forum.

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