A minister from Carlsbad, New Mexico is one of those who spoke to the UN’s COP 25 Climate Change Conference in Spain, expressing concern over the growth of the oil and gas boom in his state.
The Rev. David Rogers expressed a fear of environmental damage caused by the fossil fuel industry as it widens its growth in the Permian Basin according to the Carlsbad Current Argus.
The conference, which runs until Dec. 13, featured leaders and experts from across the globe in a series of public speeches and meetings on the mitigation of climate change and pollution.
Rogers, who leads The First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Carlsbad in southeast New Mexico – where the Permian Basin’s oil boom was in full force – said the economic advantages of a spike in extraction were being favored above the environment and public safety.