Methane hearings are coming, so today, we offer a series of short videos on the causes of methane release and methane capture options.
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The chart at left depicts the proportion of sources of methane emissions. Enteric fermentation is what is produced by industrial meat production.
With NM Environment Department and NM Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources jointly holding hearings on proposed methane release starting Monday, we thought that today we’d offer up a series of short videos to orient readers to all things methane. So, below you will find:
- A basic Methane 101 in two minutes from the Environmental Defense Fund
- The Hidden Cost of Hamburgers in 7 minutes…and very interesting
- What If the World Went Vegetarian? 4 minutes
- Watch Methane Release through High-Tech Cameras 40 seconds
- Arctic Methane Release….a Frightening Two Minutes
Before links to the videos, an information about how you can raise your voice about methane release in NM and the goal to reduced methane release in NM by 45 percent just announced by the Governor.
Events and Actions. Hearings have been schedule around the state following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order that directs state agencies to develop comprehensive, statewide methane rules and to work together to reduce 45 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Methane hearings will be held on July 29 in Farmington , July 30 in Albuquerque and August 7 in Carlsbad. Click here for more information on these hearings. You will land on the Events & Actions page and the info on the methane hearings is at the end of that page of events. Information includes times and locations of Sierra Club-sponsored briefings prior to each of the three hearings, to prepare people to make comment during the hearings. I have not seen a notice for how individuals may offer public comment, but I imagine such an opportunity will be published soon.
This two minute video from the Environmental Defense Fund is an excellent primer on how fracking causes methane release and the importance of methane capture.
How does industrial meat production contribute to methane production?
How the Meat Industry Produces Methane & How We Can Reduce These Emissions
What If the World Went Vegetarian?
Short video on the impact of individuals changing eating habits from meat to dairy.
What Methane Release Looks Like Through High-Tech Cameras
This video presents in just 45 seconds what methane looks like through high tech cameras like the ones Rep. Holland and Rep. Lujan used when visiting Chaco Canyon as part of the recent US Congressional hearings held in Santa Fe.
How Arctic Methane Release Could be “Apocalyptic”
Humans have options for reversing all of the above….with the will… but I haven’t seen a plan for arctic methane release and the implications are pretty frightening.
Paul and Roxanne