As reported by our local news source, the Abiquiu News, the Bureau of Land Management has extended the comment period for the Farmington Resource Management Plan: Mancos-Gallup Amendment. The project type is described as an amendment regarding the Environmental Impact Statement associated with that plan.

Due to an outcry regarding the amendment from local governmental and Pueblo officials, including Governor Grisham and the All Pueblo Council of Governors, a new deadline of Sept. 25, 2020 has been set for public comment. Along with New Mexico environmental organizations like RACC, a demand was made that a new Resource Management Plan be created, one that considers human and environmental health. You can link to the letter here.

The letter also demanded no new leasing. And most importantly, the letter demanded environmental justice that analyzes “the impacts of existing and potential fracking development on public health, local quality of life, sacred, spiritual, and cultural resources, issues of Free, Prior and Informed Consent well as environmental and social justice, and climate change.”

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