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The Western Environmental Law Center, along with Amigos Bravos, Chaco Alliance, Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, Earthworks, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Juan Citizens Alliance, Sierra Club, and WildEarth Guardians (together “Conservation Groups”), submit the following Scoping Comments regarding the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) Farmington Field Office (“FFO”) Resource Management Plan Amendment (“RMPA”) and associated Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) encompassing approximately 4 million acres, and an analysis area of approximately 6 million acres, in northwest New Mexico. The RMPA is intended to analyze impacts of additional oil and gas development in the Mancos Shale/Gallup Formation that were not anticipated in the 2002 Reasonable Foreseeable Development (“RFD”) Scenario or considered in the 2003 Farmington RMP/EIS.

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