Associated Press - January 5, 2011
"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell has issued a moratorium on certain leases for state lands while his office conducts a review.
The move was announced Tuesday, Powell's second day on the job.
Powell says the rule that governs planning and development leases is being reviewed and that no leases will be issued until the review is finished and local communities have an opportunity to weigh in." More>>>>