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Assuming the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate of the industry’s methane leakage rate — 2.4 percent — is accurate, choosing to build a new gas power plant instead of a new coal plant produces immediate greenhouse emissions benefits, and that would be the case even if the leakage rate were nearly...
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