Albuquerque Journal Op-Ed: Methane Regs Key To Saving Outdoor Recreation

To keep New Mexico’s air clean and protect the outdoor recreation businesses that are core to the New Mexican economy, we need strong rules to reduce air and climate pollution. As we all dig out of the current economic crisis, it’s more important now than ever to maintain New Mexico’s iconic outdoor brand and continue to grow clean jobs in our outdoor recreation industry.

As you may already know, New Mexico has a methane waste and oil and gas air pollution problem. Methane is a powerful climate change pollutant responsible for 25% of the warming we experience today, and New Mexico is a primary source of our nation’s methane pollution. While we work to promote our unique cultural heritage along with our climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and rafting – along with many other outstanding outdoor activities – New Mexico also is increasingly known as the nation’s leading methane hot spot.

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