• Dave Harmon, PW editor

No-drilling buffer zone around Chaco Culture NHP included in spending bill

FARMINGTON — The fiscal year 2020 federal spending package will prevent any oil and gas leasing activities on federal lands within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

The spending package, which includes a dozen bills, passed the U.S. Senate last week and was signed by President Donald Trump. The buffer zone is included in the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

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