Oil and gas moratorium imposed by New Mexico on state land near schools

Antioch Council votes to ban oil and gas drilling in city, but owner of  permits and rights can still drill, claims it won't protect environment |  Antioch Herald


New Mexico took a recent step to protect schools from oil and gas exploration.

Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard issued an executive order to ban all new oil and gas leases on state trust land with one mile of schools and other educational institutions. The order applies to day care centers, preschools and sports facilities used by students.

The Associated Press reported the order applies to thousands of square miles in the state.

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