Natural gas is polluting your lungs, your digestive system and your bloodstream, according to an extensive report by the Environmental Working Group.
The report, published on Monday, found that natural gas leaks into the air from power plants and pipelines and has become a significant cause of respiratory illnesses and respiratory illnesses-related deaths in recent years.
The EWG study found that the number of natural disasters related to natural gas has doubled in the past decade and that the U.S. has surpassed countries such as Brazil and Russia in its use of natural resources to generate power and electricity generation.
Natural gas emits more than four times the amount of CO2 emissions of all other fossil fuels combined, the EWG said.
This report is a companion to the EPA’s report on the health impacts of natural-gas use, which was released in March.
EWG’s new report, “The Natural Gas Pipeline and Power Station: The Cost of Spreading Gas in the U, The Environment, and Your Health,” will be released on Wednesday, the day after the EPA release.
The Environmental Working, Action & Democracy Action Fund, which funded the EWV’s study, released a statement saying that the EWB study “underscores the urgency of stopping the spread of the gas-powered generation crisis in the United States.”
“It’s a real concern, given that the country is already spending more on natural gas than any other country,” said Bill Burt, a spokesman for the Environmental Justice Center, a group based in California that filed the EWU report.
“We’ve seen that in the state of California, which has been the epicenter of this crisis, and we’re going to see more of it.”
The EWB report found that in 2013, more than a quarter of all natural gas facilities in the country were operated by companies that have been linked to leaks.
That was more than any of the other major U.K. energy companies, which combined have operated more than half of all power plants, according the EW report.
The study found some of the most alarming findings from the EWS study.
It found that more than three-quarters of facilities in which natural gas was released were located in the states of North Dakota, Nebraska and West Virginia, where more than 20 percent of the facilities were leaking, according with EWG.
The number of leaks was much higher than those from the other two states.
In New York City, for example, nearly half of facilities were operated in the Bronx, and about a third of facilities had leaks in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, according EWG findings.
The majority of facilities operated in states that had the highest levels of leaks, including California, Texas, New Mexico, Illinois and Arizona, EWG found.
The most common sources of natural and manmade gas leaks were: Power plants, natural gas tanks, pipelines and natural gas processing plants.
Natural-gas leaks were found to be the leading cause of serious health problems in more than 100 states, the report said.
Some of the more common sources: gas production, natural-water treatment plants, transmission lines, gas storage facilities and oil-and-gas storage tanks.
The EPA said it has started to regulate and monitor natural-source natural gas production to make sure leaks are not occurring.
It said it would be monitoring natural gas storage tanks to make certain they are complying with federal regulations.
EWV also said that the EPA should take action to stop the spread and spread of methane leaks, which is a form of natural methane.
A report by researchers at the University of Texas said that more methane leaks in the gas industry are occurring in Texas than anywhere else in the nation.
The researchers found that Texas had one of the highest methane leaks rates in the world, accounting for nearly 5 percent of all the methane leaks found in the US in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available.
The Texas methane leaks were mainly occurring in power plants but also at gas storage and oil wells, the study said.
EWU said it plans to call on the EPA to address the issues raised by the EWW study and to use its resources to educate the public about the risks of gas.
“The EPA is not doing enough to make it more difficult to monitor natural gas,” said Ben Schmitt, senior vice president for policy and advocacy at EWG, in a statement.
“This report shows that the government’s natural-resource protection regulations are woefully inadequate and do not adequately protect the environment, public health and the environment at large.
It also shows that methane leaks from gas-fired power plants are growing and pose a threat to the public health.
The federal government must now act to address these concerns and take action on methane emissions from power plant emissions.”
EWV is calling on the government to: • Expand its methane emissions regulations to include gas storage, natural oil-sands storage, oil and gas storage; • Increase federal oversight of natural sources of methane;