New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is pleased with the data collected by satellite, which indicates that the state’s efforts to reduce emissions are making an impact. The data was collected by Kayrros, an environmental data company, which monitored methane emissions in southeastern New Mexico and Texas.
According to the company’s findings, Texas had twice as many visible leaks, per unit of production, compared to New Mexico. Moreover, no super-emitting sites with repeat leaks were found in the monitored areas. These results suggest that New Mexico’s focus on reducing emissions is yielding positive outcomes.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed her satisfaction with the study, stating that it confirms that the state is on the right track to producing the cleanest barrel of oil in the country. She emphasized the importance of state leadership and vowed that New Mexico would continue to prioritize the well-being of future generations. However, she also conveyed that there is still much work to be done and that the state remains committed to various initiatives, such as developing renewable energy sources, increasing the availability of electric vehicles, ensuring a cleaner oil and gas industry, and holding polluters accountable.
While the study has not been peer-reviewed or published, it still offers promising insights. The data suggests that the methane regulations implemented in 2021 may be contributing to reduced pollution levels. However, it should be noted that the analysis did not include northwest New Mexico, an area known for its significant methane emissions.
Overall, the satellite data provides encouraging evidence that New Mexico’s efforts to reduce emissions are making a difference. Additional measures may be required to address the remaining challenges, but the state is dedicated to safeguarding the environment and creating a sustainable future.