At the end of last year, New Mexico was in the news for a particularly ominous reason. NASA detected a Delaware-sized plume, or cloud, of methane hovering above our state.
It was determined that this cloud was a result of methane leaks from the tens of thousands of gas wells in the northern portion of New Mexico.
Methane leaks are colorless and you cannot smell them, but with special cameras and satellites, the damage being done becomes apparent.
Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas that has 25 times the heat-trapping potential of carbon dioxide over a 100-year period.