Placitas is at a crossroads—and decisions made at the Federal and State levels in the near future will determine if this community can flourish as one of the economic stars in New Mexico or as Albuquerque’s gravel pit. The outcome will become a legacy‐forming event for our current government representatives. In 2015 LPA and ES-CA issued a position paper on gravel mining in the Placitas area. Until the BLM releases the Rio Puerco Resource Management Plan (RMP), the future of mining expansion in our community is unknown.

Placitas at the Crossroads

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