Youth Climate Story: Permian Climate Bomb

“The air that we breathe here is unsafe, the water that we drink here is very dangerous and that is because corporations have decided that their profits are more important than this region’s health.”

Meet Miguel, a youth activist with Earthworks who lives on the frontlines of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas, also known as a Climate Bomb. Oil and gas production has quadrupled in the last decade in this region of Texas and New Mexico, with plans to continue ramping up production despite negative effects to the two million people that live there, and enormous contributions to global climate change.

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