New Mexico proposes more energy exploration restrictions

Oil drilling on sensitive New Mexico public lands puts drinking water, rare  caves at risk

 

Whether it be drilling for oil, mining or agricultural purposes, the state of New Mexico is proposing new standards and rules protecting so-called ‘cultural properties’ such as historic sites. Especially those of the state’s Native American land.

The State Land Office has proposed the rule to require anyone planning a new soil-disturbing project on state land to first conduct an archaeological survey to ensure the work won’t damage what could be deemed a cultural property reported The Santa Fe New Mexican.

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