Analysis warns the PA gas industry is under-reporting methane emissions

03.12.18 | Terry Diener

The warning comes from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), whose researchers analyzed 16 peer-reviewed studies for their report.

The environmental organization says the Marcellus shale fracking industry is producing double the methane that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officially reported them to be releasing. 

The primary component of natural gas, methane is considered a more serious threat than carbon dioxide, over the long run.