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Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued a report that found that greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012 compared with the year before. The nation released the equivalent of 6,526 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2012, the lowest level since 1994. About 82% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 were carbon dioxide, the main pollutant causing climate change. The decline, environmental regulators said, was driven mostly by a switch to natural gas from coal by...

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