Industry says activity is safe and current restrictions are adequate
A coalition of environmental groups have asked a federal judge to stop oil and gas production near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The groups sought an injunction on Monday against the Bureau of Land Management's permitting of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling activity near Chaco.
The suit, which names the BLM and the U.S. Interior Department as defendants, argues that the federal government is putting the environment, public health and the region's cultural resources at risk.