Big methane burp: Cows, refineries, drilling spew 50% more gas than feds estimate, study says

  • by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 25, 2013 - 4:30 PM

WASHINGTON — The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

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