Oh Damn. NASA just found a 2,500 sq. mi. cloud of methane hovering over the Four Corners. It is caused by “leaks” in drilling.

New Mexico’s natural gas producers have just created the country’s largest greenhouse gas disaster in the United States.   You can’t smell it or see it from the ground, but NASA scientists just announced that “leaks” from natural gas producers in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin have created a 2,500 square-mile cloud of methane hovering over the Four Corners. Damn. From NASA:
In each of the seven years studied from 2003-2009, the area released about 0.59 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere. This is almost 3.5 times the estimate for the same area in the European Union’s widely used Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research.