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Oil and Gas Lease to Auction 840 Acres Near Chaco Culture National Historical Park
There is a real push for oil and gas development in and near our national lands. One such effort is underway with new vigor in New Mexico, near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The auction is set for Jan. 25th at 9 a.m.
Land spanning from Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties.
The lease has been challenged and delayed with opposition 3 times. There are real fears of adverse effects on the nearby communities.
“That’s the purpose and reason for fighting it all along,” former Torreon council member Daniel Tso said of drilling’s risk to local residents. “They are opposed to it.”
The Bureau of Land Management, or BLM for short, launched a community outreach effort to receive input from the community. Tribal members raised objections to the lease over concerns for sacred land and worries…
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