Statement from CMES ED in Response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Executive Order
“Ensuring methane reductions is key to natural gas playing a role in a low carbon future for New Mexico and the Nation. We applaud Governor Lujan Grisham for issuing today’s executive order. Statewide rules to cut methane will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create good-paying jobs for New Mexicans, and cut the needless waste of New Mexico’s natural resources.
“Since coming into office, the President and his Administration have gone about systematically repealing environmental regulations regardless of their merit. There is no clearer example of this, than the decision to repeal common-sense rules put in place to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas sites. These leaks are often caused by human error and easy to fix, but particularly harmful to the environment. That is why state leadership is critical in setting forth, a thoughtful approach that provides a pathway for methane to be captured in an economical and efficient manner.”
The Center for Methane Emissions Solutions (the Center) was founded to provide a voice for businesses that that offer these innovative solutions. The Center represents the interests of American businesses that develop and manufacture cutting edge technologies, install commercial technologies, and aid inspectors on the job to significantly cut methane waste on a cost-effective basis across the oil and gas supply chain.