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US delays oil-and-gas lease sale near sacred tribal land


February 8, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers no longer plan to move forward next month with selling oil and gas leases near a national park, saying Friday they need to gather more information before they put up the land for bidding in New Mexico.

The decision by the federal Bureau of Land Management reverses a notice last week that showed the agency intended to proceed with drilling permit reviews and energy lease preparations for the site near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in March. The Chaco-area parcels lie within 10 miles (or 16 kilometers) of the remote park in northwest New...

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