Climate Change & Energy Policy
Natural gas is a clean and efficient fuel from an environmental perspective. It contains very low levels of pollutants and emits less carbon relative to other fossil fuels. It is also highly efficient in its production, transportation, and use. When natural gas is used, very little fuel is wasted from the point of production through consumption. This combination of relatively low pollutants and emissions and high-efficiency levels results in less environmental impact than other fuels with respect to climate change, acid rain, urban smog, solid waste, water quality, and visibility. In fact, natural gas’ attributes make it particularly noteworthy with respect to climate change in that the core philosophy to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the increasingly efficient use of clean fuels.
American Gas Association Climate Change update (June 9, 2009) pdf
Results of American Gas Association Covered Emissions Survey (December 23, 2009) pdf
The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act - Kerry/Boxer Bill