New Mexico land intended for oil, gas drilling no longer up for bid

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Land in northwest New Mexico intended for oil and gas drilling will no longer be put up for bid. The Bureau of Land Management made the announcement Monday. The land was set to be auctioned off in October but the bureau postponed the auction indefinitely, saying further environmental analysis was needed. The area spans over 2,100 acres in the BLM Farmington district. Conservation groups have argued that drilling could damage archaeological sites near the Chaco Canyon.

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