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Jan. 19, 2023, 11:00 AM

US Natural Gas Pitched as Climate Savior If Methane Leaks Cut

Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News

US natural gas exports can help the world slow the pace of climate change — but only if the fossil fuel displaces coal power and its methane emissions are slashed dramatically — the Progressive Policy Institute argued Thursday.

The center-left think tank is making a climate argument for expanding US exports of liquefied natural gas — a novel approach at a time when many activists are warning against any embrace of the fossil fuel. But the endorsement of greater LNG exports comes with a catch: Producers, shippers and users of the fuel need to clamp down on emissions of potent ...