Far more natural gas is leaking into the atmosphere nationwide than the Environmental Protection Agency currently estimates, researchers concluded after reviewing more than 200 different studies of natural gas leaks across North America.But scientists cannot confirm where it is coming from. Why? Well, it seems that the EPA must obtain corporate driller's permission to come on their sites to make the necessary measurements!
And, there are other problems with EPA's monitoring of methane leaks.
You have to understand that government agencies function to protect the interests of corporations, not the public. This has been demonstrated time and again for numerous agencies whether the subject is climate destabilization, nuclear contamination, food safety, or banking regulations. Corporations control every component of our government from elections to the court justices to Congress to the Executive Branch to regulatory agencies. (See this, this, this. this, this, and this.)