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Environmental Defense Fund to Launch a Satellite That Will Monitor Methane Leaks

Natural gas consists mainly of methane, a potent global warming pollutant. So to help hold companies accountable for letting methane pollution escape to the atmosphere, the Environmental Defense Fund is doing more than lobbying legislators. It's sending a satellite into orbit. "That will allow us to look at every single major oil and gas facility around the world, multiple times per week," says EDF president Fred Krupp. He says these facilities often have malfunctioning equipment or pipes that allow methane to leak. Read more....

 

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