To: Maria Garcia, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor

Protect National Forests from Fracking

Using a grossly outdated resource management plan, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have auctioned over 20,000 acres of the Santa Fe National Forest for oil and gas development. These government agencies have failed to properly analyze the impacts of modern fracking and are endangering New Mexico’s air, water, and public lands. Western Environmental Law Center recently filed a federal lawsuit to stop fracking in this previously undeveloped wilderness.

Why is this important?

Western Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit, environmental law firm dedicated to defending the West from oil and gas exploitation. In 2015, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service authorized the sale of over 20,000 acres of oil and gas leases in the Santa Fe National Forest. Our expert attorneys filed suit in May challenging the sale of these leases and are ready to use the full power of the law to stop the fracking of these public lands.