The Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in support of environmentalists who challenged the government decision to grant 200 drilling permits around New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The Denver-based court said the U.S. government failed to consider the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions from the drilling. A three-judge panel ruled that federal land managers violated the law by not accounting for the direct, indirect and cumulative effects reported the Associated Press.
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