Volume 92 Issue 27 | pp. 10-15
Issue Date: July 7, 2014

Cover Story

Methane’s Role In Climate Change

Whether natural gas is a savior or destroyer of climate depends on how much is leaking into the atmosphere
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: methane, climate change, global warming, EPA, natural gas

The U.S. is rushing to exploit its newfound wealth of fossil fuels. With startling regularity, a government agency or energy company announces a new natural gas or oil field, proposes another liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, or lays out plans to expand a chemical plant. The bonanza is particularly important to the chemical industry as companies eagerly take advantage of these new resources for feedstocks and fuel.

But the push for fossil-fuel development and . . .

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