Salazar issues potash, oil and gas plan in NM

December 4, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued an order Monday aimed at ending a decades-long fight over development of oil and natural gas in an area that makes up the nation’s greatest potash reserve.

Under the new order, “drilling islands” will be created within the 780-square-mile area where potash is protected in southeast New Mexico.

The new plan came as the two industries have been locked in legal battles over development of fossil fuels and potash in southeastern New Mexico since the late Login to read more

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