American energy production is booming. This year, the United States became the world’s leading producer of both oil and natural gas. This is welcome news for both U.S. and New Mexico economies. My organization, the Center for Methane Emissions Solutions, is a national coalition representing companies who have the technological know-how to cut emissions and reduce natural gas waste.
As a mother living in New Mexico, I worry about the air my kids breathe and the environment they will inherit. New Mexico is currently facing record temperatures, wildfires and drought.
Despite these clear indicators of climate change, the Trump administration is recklessly weakening key parts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.