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Andrew Costigan

Student, University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Costigan is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and member of the Climate Change Action Committee at UT-Austin and a member of 350 Austin.

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UT needs to cut the polluting

Hundreds of companies lease land from UT to drill for oil and gas. Managed by University Lands — which has a similar arrangement with the Texas A&M System — these 2 million acres of UT lands are home to more than 9,000 oil and gas wells. This land, and the oil and gas that’s extracted from it, generates millions of dollars of revenue for the UT System. But in addition to revenue, oil and gas production also produces significant emissions of a powerful climate pollutant: methane.