Albuquerque Journal Op-ed: Our state’s a hotspot and not the good kind

In 2014, NASA spotted a methane cloud over the San Juan Valley so large you can see it from outer space. That hot spot retains the title of highest concentration of methane gas found anywhere in the United States. In 2015, consulting firm ICF International ranked New Mexico as No. 1 in methane waste and calculated the cost of our waste at $27 million. The 570,000 tons of methane lost through leaking, venting and flaring each year are enough to heat every home in our state.

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