While most producers dramatically increased their reporting, the state’s largest natural gas producer’s numbers haven’t budged.
As the EPA moves to implement new restrictions on oil and gas operators, New Mexico provides a model and illuminates challenges.
While New Mexico sizzles and the West burns, methane emissions from the state’s biggest oilfield keep rising.
State officials want the petroleum industry to cut ozone-causing pollutants, but say understaffing will make enforcement tricky.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.