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Wed April 29, 2009
U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns Decision Regarding Oil and Gas Drilling on Otero Mesa
By Evan Woodward
Las Cruces, NM – The United States Court of Appeals reversed a decision Tuesday pertaining to the issuance of oil and gas leases on Otero Mesa. As KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, the decision means that the Bureau of Land Management or BLM, will likely have to complete an environmental impact statement on the entire Mesa and consider fully closing it to development.