New Mexico oil and gas lease sale spurs numerous protests

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New Mexico oil and gas lease sale spurs numerous protests

Tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Canyon in N.M. Dozens of protests have been filed by tribal officials, environmentalists and others as federal land managers consider leasing parcels in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas development that critics say are too close to sites they consider culturally significant.

New Mexico oil and gas lease sale spurs numerous protests

Tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Canyon in N.M. Dozens of protests have been filed by tribal officials, environmentalists and others as federal land managers consider leasing parcels in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas development that critics say are too close to sites they consider culturally significant.
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