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Permian Development Fuels Climate Change

4.7.23 – The continued oil boom in the Permian Basin is reflected in the state’s budget. But it also affects the climate, local communities, and the landscape. Not only that, but many companies pollute beyond what regulations allow, with few repercussions. Jerry Redfern, a reporter with Capital & Main, talks about the role his reporting played in fines levied against two Texas companies — and about New Mexico’s outsized contributions to the planet’s warming climate.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Jerry Redfern, reporter, Capital & Main

For More Information:

Capital & Main Reporting Leads to Fines for Oil and Gas Polluters — Capital & Main

Despite Rules, New Mexico Oil and Gas Producers Keep Polluting — Capital & Main

New Mexico Legislature Fails IPCC Test —  Capital & Main

AR6 Synthesis Report, Climate Change 2023 — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change