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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Energy Secretary Moniz: Gas Emissions Lower Than Coal, No Case Demonstrates Fracking Contaminating Groundwaters

From The Hill's E2-Wire:
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the U.S. natural-gas boom is helping the nation battle climate change despite concerns about leakage of the potent greenhouse gas methane from well sites.

His remarks show that although the Obama administration is studying methane questions, Moniz doesn’t believe the emissions erode the climate advantage of natural gas compared to carbon-heavy coal it's displacing in power generation.

“My look at the evidence to date suggests that this in no way eliminates the significant advantage of gas over coal for CO2 emissions,” Moniz told reporters Thursday at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor.
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