Nearly 30 percent of natural gas drilled in North Dakota is intentionally burned off, resulting in a loss of $1 billion and greenhouse gases emissions equivalent to nearly one million new cars on the road. Now, some North Dakota landowners are fighting back.
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A new report from the investor group Ceres found that the dramatic increase in natural gas flaring in North Dakota resulted in the loss of approximately $1 billion in fuel and greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to adding nearly one million cars to the road in 2012 alone.