FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2019
Contact: Angie Poss, Assistant Commissioner of Communications; 505.470.2965; firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Garcia Richard to Sign Executive Order Placing a Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Leasing in the Greater Chaco Region Signing to Take Place Prior to Working Group on Saturday, April 27th at Counselor Chapter House
SANTA FE, NM – On Saturday, April 27th Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard will sign Executive Order 2019-002 to place a moratorium on new oil and gas development on state trust land in a buffer zone around the Greater Chaco Region. The Executive Order will protect 72,776 acres of mineral estate near the renowned World Heritage site.