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Analysis Says EPA Understates Methane From Power Plants, Refineries

March 15, 2017
EPA's greenhouse gas inventory is significantly underestimating methane emissions from natural gas power plants and petroleum refineries, according to a new study from Purdue University that suggests the categories “contribute significantly” to U.S. emissions and recommends further work -- including enhanced monitoring -- to understand and curb the emissions. The analysis announced March 13 attributes the underestimate in part to the fact that power plants are not required to report non-combustion related emissions under EPA's GHG reporting program (GHGRP), as...


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