Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Ryan Flynn (“The full story on methane,” My View, July 30), raised several points about New Mexico’s economy that are more than familiar to people who spend time in the Capitol during our legislative sessions. They’re the same tired talking points industry lobbyists (and their revolving door counterparts in the Martinez administration) have been deploying for years. New Mexico communities deserve serious-minded solutions to the problems the state faces, not the same old rhetoric and unsubstantiated personal attacks.

Capturing methane waste is important because communities in New Mexico live with its harmful effects every day. A methane cloud hangs above the Four Corners that can be seen from space. These folks were completely left out from Flynn’s piece or concerns. These are the people we should be listening to, not industry lobbyists.

Demis Foster

Executive Director

Conservation Voters New Mexico

Santa Fe