New Mexico adopts nation-leading oil and gas air pollution rules that will cut emissions and create jobs

“The Center for Methane Emissions Solutions and its members are thrilled with today’s vote in New Mexico to approve comprehensive rules for leak detection and repair that includes small, leak-prone well sites. Methane mitigation is cost effective, offering oil and gas operators the opportunity to reduce methane and air pollution and benefit their bottom line. Simple measures like leak detection and repair can address climate pollution while also creating high quality jobs for the community. The Lujan Grisham Administration has set an important national precedent as the EPA is set to consider its supplemental rulemaking later this summer.”

– Isaac Brown, Center for Methane Emissions Solutions