BLM Defers Parcels Near New Mexico Cultural Site from Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in New Mexico has deferred nine parcels totaling about 1,500 acres from a March lease sale due to the parcels’ proximity to the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

February 11, 2019

New Mexico Senators Want to End Oil, Gas Leasing in Chaco Region

One month after a federal judge ruled that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not violate environmental law when it approved applications for oil and gas drilling in a sensitive area of northwest New Mexico, the state’s two Democratic senators introduced a bill to withdraw the area from future lease sales.

May 22, 2018