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Jul 8, 2013 11:49 AM by Eugene Daniels

CSU gas emissions study won't ID polluters

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado State University study of natural gas emissions is being funded by gas pipeline companies under an agreement that will keep their emissions information secret.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/12d6c6K ) reported Monday that six companies and an industry group are paying $150,000 each for the study of gas transmission lines, announced by CSU in June. The Environmental Defense Fund is also contributing $360,000.

Under the collaboration agreement, neither the funders nor the university can release specific emissions data for any of the companies.

The newspaper obtained the agreement and funding information through a Colorado Open Records Act request.

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America is funding the study along with CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission, Dominion Transmission, Dow Pipeline Co., Kinder Morgan, TransCanada and Williams Partners.

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