The dinosaur track project comes as researchers from the University of Denver are using images from a drone to created a 3D reconstruction of a World War II-era Japanese interment camp in Southern Colorado.
They may also move the headquarters of its U.S. Geological Survey — best known for monitoring earthquakes and publishing detailed topographical maps — to Denver.
The ruling marks another in a string of judicial setbacks for President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost North American energy production.
New Mexico’s all-Democratic House delegation is seeking to halt new oil and natural gas lease sales on federal holdings within a 10-mile buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
Colorado River basin states want congressional approval by April 22 so that Mexico also will contribute water starting in 2020.
Southeastern New Mexico’s ties to nuclear run deep and will continue for at least the next 30 years under the plans being charted now.
Tribes want specific language in a BLM plan that would prevent drilling near the park, instead of protesting four times a year when the energy industry requests lease sales on certain parcels.
Other legislative efforts to legalize recreational marijuana are underway in New York and New Jersey, while a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Democrat-dominated Hawaii fizzled last week.
The other six states in the Colorado River basin have agreed to plans that recognize a long-running drought, the dwindling supply of water and how they intend to cope with it.
A deal was supposed to be signed by the end of 2018, under threat that the water levels on the river would push the federal government to impose its own restrictions.