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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:22 pm, Thu Mar 20, 2014.

The Mora Land Grant has come down on the side of the Mora County Commission in a fight against the Royal Dutch Shell oil company and private landowners over oil and gas drilling.

The land grant group and a Mora resident filed a motion recently to intervene in the New Mexico federal District Court lawsuit brought against Mora County in January by Texas-based SWEPI, LP, formerly Shell Western E and P Inc.

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  • Steve Salazar posted at 9:29 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 872

    It is not that Mora County does not want the US to be energy independent, it's just that water is more valuable than oil, especially in times of extreme drought.

     

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