In Key Committee Hearing, Heinrich Calls For Protection Of Chaco Canyon Area

In Key Committee Hearing, Heinrich Calls For Protection Of Chaco Canyon Area

Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act and Buffalo Tract Protection Act receive key hearing in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, delivered opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining hearing on S. 1079, the Chaco Culture Heritage Area Protection Act, a bill he introduced with U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) to withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from further mineral development.

TODAY: Udall To Fight To Protect Chaco Canyon Area In Key Senate Committee Hearing

TODAY: Udall To Fight To Protect Chaco Canyon Area In Key Senate Committee Hearing

Udall will also testify in support of Buffalo Tract Protection Act, supported by Placitas communities

WASHINGTON – TODAY, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will testify in a key hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining on legislation he introduced in the Senate with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to ensure the protection of culturally important areas near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. 

Commissioner Garcia Richard Signs Executive Order Placing A Moratorium On New Oil And Gas Leasing On 72,776 Acres In The Greater Chaco Region

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Commissioner Garcia Richard Signs Executive Order Placing A Moratorium On New Oil And Gas Leasing On 72,776 Acres In The Greater Chaco Region

SANTA FE, NM – Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard has signed Land Office Executive Order 2019-002, (view here) placing a moratorium on new oil and gas development on state trust land in a buffer zone around Chaco Canyon. 

Condensed Protest Period For Lease Sales On Public Lands In New Mexico

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Condensed Protest Period For Lease Sales On Public Lands In New Mexico

By Liz Trotter-Press Contact  

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BLM and Sec. (Ryan) Zinke have opened their condensed protest period on their sale notice of 114 parcels covering 89,162 acres of public lands in New Mexico, including lands in northwestern New Mexico where local tribal communities have raised concerns about the impacts of drilling.