Category: methane


CVNMEF responds to the Trump Administration’s Delay of BLM Methane Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration finalized a delay on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule until January 2019. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to the Four Corner’s “hot spot,” a cloud of methane the size of Delaware, hanging over the San Juan Basin. Conservation Voters New Mexico [read more…]


CVNMEF response to the Trump Administration’s Stay of the BLM and EPA Methane Rules

For Immediate Release Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Trump administration put a stay on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule and extended a 90-day stay to two years on the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane rule. This impacts New Mexicans directly due to the Four Corner’s “hot spot,” a cloud of methane the size [read more…]


New Mexicans are Directly Impacted as Trump Administration Issues Stay On Methane Pollution Protections, Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is suspending standards to curb leaks of methane and other harmful air pollutants from new oil and gas wells and associated facilities. This announcement followed a commitment from President Trump earlier this morning to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. [read more…]


CVNMEF reacts to U.S. Senate Vote on BLM Methane Rule in Congressional Review Act

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to the U.S. Senate vote on the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule via the Congressional Review Act, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund Program Director Molly Sanders released the following statement: “Oil and gas companies in New Mexico waste more methane on federal lands than [read more…]


CVNM Education Fund’s Rio Arriba Initiative Delivers Hundreds of Petitions Thanking Attorney General Balderas for Championship on BLM Methane Rule

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s (CVNMEF) Rio Arriba Initiative delivered over 700 petitions to Attorney General Balderas’ office in Santa Fe. The petitions were collected from New Mexicans all across the state, thanking Attorney General Balderas for defending the BLM Methane Waste and Protection Rule in court. The BLM’s [read more…]


CVNMEF Statement Responding to Gov. Martinez’ Support of Repealing the BLM Methane Rule in the Congressional Review Act

For Immediate Release Santa Fe, N.M. – In response to Gov. Susana Martinez’ support of repealing the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule in the Congressional Review Act, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund Program Director Molly Sanders released the following statement: “Just today, polling revealed that 74% of New Mexicans support the BLM methane [read more…]


Obama Administration finalizes rule to protect public health, taxpayers, environment from methane waste on public lands

After years of advocacy by a broad coalition of partner groups across the West and in Washington, D.C., we are proud to announce that today the Obama Administration released new rules that will reduce the wholesale waste of natural gas by the oil and gas industry–the nation’s largest methane emitter–on our public lands. These rules [read more…]


NASA Releases Report On Threatening New Mexico Methane Hotspot

NASA Releases Report On Threatening New Mexico Methane Hotspot Report Dives Deeper into Cause Behind the San Juan Basin Methane Hotspot Washington, DC — Today, NASA released a study on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico. The report, based on intensive aerial surveys and ground [read more…]


CVNMEF Launches Ad Buy on Methane Pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Liliana Castillo at 505-992-8683 or Liliana@CVNM.org Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) launched a digital ad buy in New Mexico thanking President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy for taking action to reduce dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. The [read more…]


First-Ever National Protections Against Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry Finalized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Camilla Feibelman, 505-715-8388, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org Mike Eisenfeld, 505-360-8994, mike@sanjuancitizens.org Joan Brown, 505-266-6966, joankansas@swcp.com Molly Sanders, 505-554-4115, molly@cvnm.org Tom Singer, 505-231-1070, singer@westernlaw.org Albuquerque, NM – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards for methane pollution, a component of natural gas, from new and modified sources in the oil and gas sector. These [read more…]