Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Group: Shale Boom Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

“If these products will be made regardless, why would we criticize domestic opportunities to do so,” Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Mike Terry tells the Journal Record.

The Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit established by former enforcement attorneys from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said in a teleconference this week that burning shale gas in power plants instead of coal reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but there is a hidden climate change effect. The group said in a report that the growth in construction or expansion of more than 90 chemical, fertilizer and petroleum plants will release as much greenhouse gas pollution as 21 large coal-fired power plants. In Oklahoma, the EIP cited projects in Tulsa, Woods, Garvin, Mayes and Beckham counties:

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