Groups take aim at New Mexico drilling plan amid U.S. review

Groups take aim at New Mexico drilling plan amid U.S. review

Pumpjacks work in a field in April 2015 in the Permian Basin near Lovington, N.M. Environmentalists and Native American activists say the Biden administration’s review of the federal oil and gas leasing program should result in more protections for an area of northwestern New Mexico that’s considered sacred. They have cited concerns about air pollution from venting and flaring at natural gas collection and processing sites, wastewater leaks and unchecked development in southeastern New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin.

Groups take aim at New Mexico drilling plan amid U.S. review

Pumpjacks work in a field in April 2015 in the Permian Basin near Lovington, N.M. Environmentalists and Native American activists say the Biden administration’s review of the federal oil and gas leasing program should result in more protections for an area of northwestern New Mexico that’s considered sacred. They have cited concerns about air pollution from venting and flaring at natural gas collection and processing sites, wastewater leaks and unchecked development in southeastern New Mexico’s share of the Permian Basin.
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