Enviros Challenge WPX Energy’s NM Fracking Project

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 1:15 PM EST) -- Two conservation groups said Tuesday they were challenging the Bureau of Land Management's plans to allow WPX Energy Inc. to use the controversial natural-gas extraction technique hydraulic fracturing to drill 53 new gas shale wells in northwestern New Mexico.

WildEarth Guardians and the San Juan Citizens Alliance argued to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Board of Land Appeals that the BLM's approval of the Middle Mesa Plan of Development for the WPX project, which would involve both hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and horizontal drilling,...
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