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The planet-warming effects behind oil production in West Texas

Over a 100-year period, the EPA says, methane's impact on climate change can be 25-times greater than carbon dioxide's.

David Schechter

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Published: 7:28 PM CDT May 22, 2022
Updated: 8:03 PM CDT May 22, 2022

There are many ways that Texas leads the country--one of them is how much methane we release into the atmosphere, a invisible heat-trapping gas that's still managing to catch eyes. 

A lot of that methane comes from West Texas. So, we went there to find out how bad the problem is and what are some of the solutions. 

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