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Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution


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Analysis: Burning Unleased Fossil Fuels in Gulf of Mexico Would Release 33 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Center for Biological Diversity

NEW ORLEANS - Burning the fossil fuels under unleased federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico would release the equivalent of up to 32.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — the pollution equivalent of running 9,500 coal-fired power plants for a year, according to a new analysis by EcoShift Consulting and a coalition of conservation and community-based groups.

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