"Thousands of Protests Submitted Against New Mexico Oil Sale"

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thousands of protests have been lodged with U.S. land managers in opposition of next month’s oil and natural gas lease sale despite a decision to remove from the offering several parcels near a national park in northwestern New Mexico.

Environmentalists say they turned in 33,000 protests to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday, the last day of the protest period."

The Associated Press had the story February 21, 2019.


"BLM Defers Sale Of Oil, Gas Leases In Chaco Canyon Area" (Santa Fe New Mexican)

Source: AP, 02/21/2019