Methane emissions are extremely harmful, and the government might not know how much there is

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/06/09/this-heated-fight-over-methane-emissions-is-almost-as-hot-as-the-gas/?tid=sm_tw

Methane is colorless and odorless. But it’s a powerhouse in the way it contributes to global warming. In the atmosphere, it’s more than 100 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas Wells Now Top Polluters

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A sad record … Big Oil & Gas now dump more methane in the atmosphere than the whole American cattle industry combined.

And that is probably severely underestimating the size of the problem.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/methane-leaks-from-oil-and-gas-wells-now-top-polluters/