Navajo Landowners Say They Belong In NM Anti-Fracking Suit

Law360 (December 2, 2019, 8:17 PM EST) -- A group of Navajo landowners pressed a New Mexico federal court Friday to allow nearly 200 more tribe members to intervene in a challenge from environmental groups to the Bureau of Land Management's approval of more than 250 oil and gas drilling permits in the Mancos Shale.

The eight Navajo citizens, referred to as allottees, have already intervened in the suit on the side of the BLM in an effort to protect mineral rights they hold. Responding to opposition from the environmental groups plaintiffs, the eight allottees said the additional 196 allottees are individual property owners with specific interests that deserve...

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