We must do more to limit pollution from oil and gas development and clean up our air. As New Mexico experienced record oil and gas drilling over the past decade, the state actually cut funding to energy and environment agencies whose mission it is to protect us from the industry’s impacts on health and the environment.
Ozone pollution from methane emissions poses a serious threat to the health of New Mexicans and disproportionately affects children, Native Americans and those living in poor, rural communities. In fact, more than half of all Native Americans in San Juan County — about 24,600 people — live within a mile of a well site.
Navajo leaders and community members appreciate Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s commitment to cutting methane emissions and tackling climate change.
However, the state Legislature must be an equal partner in that effort by increasing funding for the regulatory agencies tasked with protecting New Mexicans and future generations from oil and gas pollution.
Diné CARE New Mexico Energy
The greatest betrayal in American history has been documented (“Split Senate clears Trump,” Feb. 6). Each member of Congress shall clearly be remembered for their vote and history shall reflect the consequences forever.