Association joins fight against oil drilling

Oil drilling

MORA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Someone else is joining the fight against oil and gas drilling in northern New Mexico.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Mora Land Grant Association is joining Mora County Commission to keep fracking away.

The county passed an ordinance last April banning the extraction of oil or gas in an effort to protect what they call sacred land.

A Texas oil company is suing over the ban saying the county simply can’t do that. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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