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Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Lease Sale in New Mexico

February 7, 2020

The Pecos District Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released an environmental assessment of a 2020 oil and gas lease sale in New Mexico. Despite calculating that foreseeable leasing activities would produce over 28 millions tons of downstream CO2-equivalent over a 20-year time horizon, BLM fails to monetize the real-world impacts of those emissions. We submitted comments encouraging BLM to estimate climate impacts using social cost of carbon metrics.

Filed under Climate Change and Energy Policy, Natural Resources, Public Comments, Jobs and Regulation