Gov. Lujan Grisham signs Executive Order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Statement by Earthworks NM/CO Field Advocate Nathalie Eddy

“For too long, the oil and gas industry has wasted taxpayer dollars by venting and flaring natural gas. Today, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced a new chapter in New Mexico’s history, one that puts health, climate and pocketbooks first.

From the San Juan Basin to the Permian, I’ve travelled New Mexico using specialized equipment to expose normally invisible air pollution from the oil and gas industry. The results are astonishing. From border to border, the oil and gas industry is polluting the air, releasing taxable product — the revenues from which could improve schools, infrastructure and the economy.

Gov. Lujan Grisham’s plan to reduce climate pollution, including wasted methane gas from the oil and gas industry, is a commonsense solution that will protect the health and well-being of all New Mexicans.”