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Report: EPA Did Not Use Allegedly Flawed Studies to Estimate Methane Emissions or Set New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Production

Report #18-P-0129, March 16, 2018

What Was Found

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas emitted from natural and industrial sources, including oil and natural gas production facilities.

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