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Six New Mexico mothers will advocate for strict methane regulations at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Dallas on Thursday.
Celerah Hewes, an Albuquerque mother of a 6-year-old daughter and field director for New Mexico’s chapter of the Moms Clean Air Force, said women and minorities should speak up about methane.
“It’s important to hear from families on this issue, and to let the EPA know that it’s not just about economic impact,” Hewes said. “We as women are heavily impacted by air pollution from the oil and gas industry, but we don’t make up a lot of that industry’s employment force.”