May 28th is the deadline to submit comments on the Resource Management Plan amendment and its corresponding Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) regarding management of the Mancos Shale/Gallup Formation. Areas of focus are fluid leasable minerals, vegetation management, lands and realty, and lands with wilderness characteristics. The amendment is expected to open the Greater Chaco Region, including parts of Sandoval County, to MORE FRACKING.
VIRTUAL MEETING MONDAY, MAY 18 9:00 a. m. Participate and register your opposition to oil & gas exploration in the Greater Chaco Region and demand an extension to the public comment deadline until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in NW New Mexico. The people most affected by the harms of oil & gas exploration are the most affected by the pandemic in New Mexico.
Register on line at https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/new-mexico/farmington-rmp-mancos-gallup-amendment. Once you have registered for one of the virtual meetings, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to join the meeting.
Register by phone at 505-635-9701. An operator will register you and provide you with details on how to join the conference by phone.