The Environmental Defense Fund said it is overseeing a year-long program to monitor methane released across the Permian. The project will start measuring emissions in November using towers and mobile readings and will begin publishing data early next year. The Permian Boom Collides With a Governor's Climate-Change Push New Mexico’s Lujan Grisham pushes an ambitious pro-environment agenda for an industry whose receipts dominate the state budget. Carlsbad, New Mexico, residents are experiencing health effects, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling. Oilfield wastewater disposal volumes are expected to double in the Permian Basin within the next 2 to 3 years, a new analysis from global energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie shows.