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Earthworks uses OGI evidence to file formal complaints with regulators, influence state and federal policy debates, and verify industry pledges to reduce pollution. We make repeat visits to the most problematic facilities and to date have filed over 300 formal complaints with state regulators. Earthworks began conducting fieldwork in New Mexico’s Permian Basin in 2017.

Most recently, Earthworks’ field staff and thermographers conducted five rounds of fieldwork in the oil and gas hot spots in the New Mexico Permian.

The following snapshots represent a summary of our optical gas imaging findings, the complaints we filed, and the resulting (in)action from regulatory agencies.