SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard will host a virtual press conference on Thursday, December 14 to announce an extension of a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on state lands near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
WHAT: Virtual press conference regarding extension of moratorium on oil and gas leasing on state lands near Chaco
WHO: New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard; Advocates for protecting Chaco Canyon
WHEN: Thursday, December, 14 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Remotely via Zoom, Click here; Meeting ID: 869 1082 6394; Passcode: 862884
Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard has overseen the New Mexico State Land Office since 2019. In that time the agency has raised more than $8 billion for New Mexico public schools, hospitals, and universities. Over 13 million acres of state trust land are leased for a variety of uses, including ranching and farming, renewable energy, business development, mineral development, and outdoor recreation. The State Land Office has a dual mandate to use state trust land to financially support vital public institutions, while simultaneously working to protect the land for future generations.