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In West Texas, Energy Companies Burn Off Increasing Amounts Of Natural Gas

Energy companies in West Texas have more natural gas than they know what to do with. So they’re burning it off, using a process called “flaring.”

As Travis Bubenik ( @travisbubenik) of Houston Public Media reports, that’s prompting concerns among critics who are concerned about air pollution and the effects on dark skies.

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