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NASA Says Methane "Hot Spot" in New Mexico Linked Directly to Gas Extraction and Coal Mining


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NASA Says Methane "Hot Spot" in New Mexico Linked Directly to Gas Extraction and Coal Mining

Western Environmental Law Center

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - NASA released a new study today examining what caused a methane "hot spot" to form in New Mexico. This new study of methane emissions generated by the oil and gas industry in the state's San Juan Basin is a major step forward in understanding the causes of New Mexico’s methane “hot spot.” It follows up on a 2014 satellite-based study that initially found the “hot spot,” and sought to identify its specific causes.

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