10 Tweetable Facts About Natural Gas

 natural gas drilling site with sunset in the background

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1. The entire process of gas development is contributing to potentially hazardous levels of air pollution

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2. Methane leaks from natural gas pipelines and fracking equipment are called “fugitive emissions”

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3. Scientists are concerned about how natural gas development is harming our air quality

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4. Hazardous pollutants associated with gas development include benzene, toluene, and xylene

5. The process of gas development includes drilling the well, processing the gas, and transporting it

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6. In 2013, Colorado regulators measured elevated wintertime ground-level ozone levels for the first time

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7. Methane, the principle component of gas itself, is a potent greenhouse gas that adds to ozone levels

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8. The fracking process can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air

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9. In Colorado and Texas, elevated levels of benzene have been detected near natural gas development sites

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10. Some methane–it is unclear exactly how much–leaks out of natural gas pipelines and fracking equipment

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TOPICS: Natural Gas

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