BLM seeks comment on additional analysis of 2020 oil & gas lease sales in New Mexico

New Mexico
Rio Puerco FO
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SANTA FE, N.M.The Bureau of Land Management seeks comment on additional analysis of parcels challenged in court after being included in the February 2020 Rio Puerco Field Office and Farmington Field Office oil and gas lease sales

BLM’s December 2020 decision to approve the lease sales was challenged in court, as was a subsequent decision based on updated analysis. BLM agreed to review the analyses supporting its decision. These new analyses provide more information relevant to BLM’s decision making and public disclosure process informed by public comments received from Dec. 2023–Jan. 2024.

The 30-day public comment period ends March 12, 2024. For more information and to submit comments, please visit: