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Federal Oil & Gas Leasing on Public Lands Resumes

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4.29.2022 – A court decision has allowed oil and gas leasing to resume on public lands. That’s as the Interior Department releases a scathing report on the state of the federal oil and gas program. Our Line Opinion Panelists give their thoughts on the change, and the remaining ban on extraction in and around Chaco Canyon.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:

Dede Feldman, former NM state senator

Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant

Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For More Information:

BLM Opens Lands Back Up to Oil & Gas Leases – Source NM

Pause on Chaco Leases Remains the Right Call – Santa Fe New Mexican

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