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Uncovering the Permian Climate Bomb
The Problem: Climate Delay
The oil and gas industry has a new strategy to maintain their system of profiting from environmental destruction. They no longer deny that their actions cause climate change. The new strategy is to delay their inevitable end while expanding operations as fast as they can. Publicly they claim to embrace regulations while continuing to pay lobbyists millions to fight regulations and spending $500 to $700 million yearly on PR campaigns. They talk about commitments to net zero, carbon offsets, and technologies to cut methane, and about sucking carbon out of the air. But plans to reduce emissions while expanding operations lack credibility. They continue to fraudulently under-report emissions. Over seventy percent of Americans want action on climate change, but many believe the industry propaganda that “natural gas" is clean and that the methane emission problems can be easily solved. These dangerous lies appeal to some politicians and to corporate interests.
The Solution: Expose the Lies
We have the evidence to disprove this dangerous climate delay strategy. Oilfield Witness brings over twenty years of oil and gas expertise combined with Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) evidence to counter the fossil fuel industry’s false narrative and false solutions. Using earned media, advertising, social media and oilfield tours, we help energize community organizations, frontline residents, and other environmental partners. Our evidence of ongoing climate harming pollution in Texas oilfields will help drive a rapid and just transition to clean renewable wind, water and solar energy.
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How we hunt methane
In this in-depth 8 part podcast series, host Miguel Escoto takes the listener on a journey through the Permian Basin climate bomb. Learn about the extreme climate pollution of the oilfield, the Texas State government's legal loopholes which protect oil and gas profit at the expense of the public, radioactive waste crisis created by oil and gas in the region, and the people power required to transition the region towards renewables.