House Natural Resources Committee Will Prioritize Climate Change in Next Congress

House Natural Resources Committee Will Prioritize Climate Change in Next Congress

  by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer The House Committee on Natural Resources has announced that it will prioritize climate change and environmental justice in the 117th Congress. Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will remain the committee chair for the next congress and said ahead of the election that regardless of its outcome, the Committee would […]

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Oil and Gas Drilling In New Mexico Scrutinized, Methane Leaks Soar

Oil and Gas Drilling In New Mexico Scrutinized, Methane Leaks Soar

A surge in oil and gas drilling in the Permian Basin of New Mexico is causing a dramatic increase in methane emissions according to a new study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).  The Associated Press reports that the EDF analysis showed that in 2018 statewide methane gas emissions from oil and natural gas production is five times higher than what the petroleum companies are reporting to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and more than twice what EDF estimated these emissions to be two years ago.

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