BLM Sued Over Air Quality, Ozone in NM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management, alleging that the federal agency has failed to curb ozone levels and safeguard air quality in northwestern New Mexico from oil and gas industry emissions.

Dine; CARE and WildEarth Guardians filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Santa Fe.

The groups contend the BLM — which oversees oil and gas activities in the San Juan Basin, one of the largest natural gas fields in the nation — is responsible for allowing ozone pollution in the region to rise to dangerous levels.

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