A new study finds methane gas emissions have been greatly under-reported by at least 63%. New study estimates we lose 2.3 percent of our gross production. Almost a percent higher than the EPA's official number. It is likely these estimates could be too low as the study primarily focused on where gas was produced and not where it was consumed. A thorough study of our entire natural gas system could show an even greater percentage of leakage. This is troubling because "once the natural gas leakage rate hit between four and five percent of gross US natural gas production, natural gas is about equivalent to burning coal from a climate perspective." The only way to ensure our energy is safe for our health and the environment is to move away from all fossil fuels immediately. The future is today.
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