Demand Immediate Investigation into Massive Methane Cloud

Coal Mine

Target: Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy

Goal: Investigate massive methane cloud in the United States

NASA recently made a chilling discovery when European instruments pointed at the Four Corners of the United States and found a massive methane cloud. The cloud is believed to be the result of coal and other mining prospects conducted in New Mexico, but NASA is still running tests. Methane is a huge contributor to climate change, and this incident must be investigated immediately. Tell Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate this matter immediately, and ensure that this gas cloud does not get bigger.

At first NASA believed the image of the methane cloud was an instrument error, but upon further analysis found that the cloud did exist, and it was roughly the size of Delaware. It is floating over the Four Corners of the United States, where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah intersect. NASA strongly believes that the cloud was created from the vast coal mining operations conducted in this area. This discovery is deeply upsetting, and it should prompt immediate action from the EPA.

Methane is 20 times more effective at retaining heat than carbon dioxide. It is a huge contributor to climate change, and if this problem isn’t dealt with properly it could have a serious impact on the world’s climate. Demand that Administrator Gina McCarthy investigate this case immediately, and make sure that this cloud does not get bigger or gets created again.


Dear Administrator Gina McCarthy,

NASA recently confirmed the appearance of a 2,500 square-mile cloud of methane gas floating over the Four Corners of the United States. This confirmation should prompt your organization to action, as methane is highly potent and extremely dangerous to our environment. Worse, it’s estimated that the coal mining operations that likely caused the cloud emit 590,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere ever year. This is cause for alarm. The United States is already preparing for climate change, and California is especially taxed by the phenomenon. I have no doubt that this gas is contributing to this problem and I urge your agency to put a stop to it.

Please investigate this matter and ensure that this cloud is dispersed. Hold the coal mining companies accountable, as this methane cloud harms everyone. As a citizen of the world, it terrifies me that human beings are willing to harm the environment to make ourselves comfortable. The EPA is tasked with protecting the environment, and I hope you will step up to this task.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Herry Lawford

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