New study shows fracking can leak methane into the atmosphere

October 29, 2015 by  
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It’s no secret that fracking is bad for the environment, but its full range of impacts is still being uncovered. A recent study shows the underground fractures can allow methane make to its way into abandoned oil or gas wells and seep out into the atmosphere. Phys.org reports that a new study out of the University of Vermont , funded by the National Science, Foundation reveals not only that methane can escape through the wells – but more importantly, those emissions aren’t currently being measured. Read the rest of New study shows fracking can leak methane into the atmosphere

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