According to the Environmental Protection Agency, America’s natural gas industry has cut methane emissions by 11 percent in the past decade. Methane emissions from hydraulically fractured natural gas wells are down 79 percent in that period. Further, greenhouse gas pollution, which had been rising by about 2.4 percent per year, slowed in 2014 and actually declined in 2015 according to a study published last week in the journal, Nature Climate Change.
Despite those facts and the progress they represent, EPA has decided to implement more burdensome government regulations on the oil and gas industry.
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