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APNewsBreak: US moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

Jan 31, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes.

The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead with drilling permit reviews and preparations for energy leases despite the recent government shutdown.

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