By Adrian Hedden, Carlsbad Current-Argus
July 1, 2020
Advocacy groups worried taxpayers were not getting their fair share of the profits as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management continued to offer public land, via lease, for oil and gas development while the industry struggled to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BLM moved forward with a sale of public land to the oil and gas industry this fall, and public comments will be accepted from July 6 to July 17.
A public comment period was announced Monday for the sale of about 7,730 acres on 11 parcels in Eddy, Lea and Chaves counties.
The sale was scheduled for Oct. 29.
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