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Natural gas flaring and venting up 49% in the US

Gas apologists are constantly suggesting that theirs is the clean option for fossil fuels, because its pollution comes in two, if not three, parts. When it burns, when it is extracted there is some measured releases known about plus the invisible pollution which comes from accidentally escaped gases. This week one aspect of that was quantified for the “energy secure” USA, with data on measured escaped gases, under the category of vented or flared emissions. It makes for sad reading, and makes anyone associated with true renewables even more determined not to let gas apologists get away with saying that it “releases only 30% of the emissions of coal,” when quite clearly there are other elements to quantify over and…

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