Natural gas continues to shrink America’s carbon footprint, API says

4/16/2014

Natural gas continues to shrink America’s carbon footprint, API says

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest report shows that natural gas continues to help shrink America’s carbon footprint, said API spokesman Zachary Cikanek.

“America is leading the world in reducing greenhouse gasses thanks, in part, to the revolution in natural gas production,” said Cikanek. “This latest report shows that emissions dropped an additional 3.4% from 2011 to 2012, and emissions are down 10% since 2005.”

“Innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have helped make the U.S. the largest producer of natural gas in the world, and these technologies are a great example of how we can grow the economy, create jobs, and protect the environment.”

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