Ensure Strict Penalties for Oil Companies That Produce Excess Emissions

Target: Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor, New Mexico

Goal: Close loopholes in proposed environmental regulations which would allow energy producers to vent excessive pollutants.

New Mexico could soon set a national trend with sweeping new environmental regulations which would restrict energy companies’ abilities to pollute the atmosphere. However, experts have pointed out that loopholes in the proposed regulations could be taken advantage of to avoid leak detection and repair requirements, allowing many oil wells and natural gas production sites to continue venting harmful methane and other substances into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the regulations wouldn’t prevent companies from routinely burning off excess gas.

Although New Mexico’s efforts are laudable, and many oil and gas producers have agreed to cooperate with state regulators, there must be no room for confusion in the fight to protect our planet and those who inhabit it. Sign the petition below to demand that the potential loopholes in new regulations be closed to ensure compliance with these vital laws.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Grisham,

While your state stands to become a leader in sensible environmental regulation, any progress made could soon be lost if laws are left ambiguous on issues of pollution and gas emissions. Even as many scientists are calling for governments to go beyond zero-emissions goals, there must be no room left to oil and gas companies to continue harmful practices which have brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe. I demand that you work with New Mexico lawmakers to close any potential gaps in the language or requirements of new environmental legislation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Terrie Phenicie says:

    The subsidies should be revoked and that money spent on renewable energy.

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