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In oil-rich New Mexico, officials restrict new drilling

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2023
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Decisions by federal and state officials last week will limit where New Mexico’s powerful oil and gas industry is able to drill. On Friday, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the department will soon ban new oil and gas leases on more than 330,000 acres of public lands within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site of deep cultural importance to the region’s Pueblo and Tribal nations. The day before, the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands instituted a moratorium...

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