What Biden's climate justice pledge on leaking oil wells means

A little-discussed section in President Biden’s groundbreaking executive order on climate aims high. For the first time in federal policy, it pairs the urgent issues of leaking greenhouse gases with the creation of new jobs for energy workers and people who live in heavily-polluted neighborhoods.

 

New Mexico families in oil and gas 'waste zone' seek help

Oilfield dangers aren't confined to the drilling pad — many Permian Basin homes have pipes carrying gas, oil and contaminated water running right through their yards.