CSU study: Emissions low during fracking

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When it comes to new natural gas development, emissions are noticeably greater during the flowback process than during the actual drilling or fracking processes.That was one of the key findings in a much-anticipated analysis of emissions from natural gas drilling and completion operations in Garfield County. The report was presented to county commissioners Tuesday morning.The study, which originated in 2011 when discussions between the county and researchers at Colorado State University started, is unique for several reasons, said Jeffrey Collett, head of the CSU Atmospheric Science Department.Specifically, the study looked at the new well development process, on which there is …
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