Even though the Greater Chaco Canyon region is one of the most important archeological sites in the U.S. and is home to many Indigenous communities,
91% of the area has been leased for oil and gas activities, and over 40,000 oil and gas wells have already been drilled around Chaco Canyon.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on drilling in Chaco Canyon until Friday, May 6.
We need to put pressure on the BLM to protect this World Heritage site! I didn’t see your name on the list yet,
Submit your comment to BLM demanding a long-term plan to end drilling in the Greater Chaco region!
The Biden administration announced an executive order to protect more than 350,000 acres of land from oil and gas drilling over the next 20 years near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. While this proposal would be progress toward protecting communities and addressing the climate crisis, a more comprehensive plan is necessary to end drilling in the Greater Chaco region.
SUBMIT A COMMENT We know the only way toward a clean, renewable energy future is to stop all new fossil fuel development, and the first step is saving public lands from free-for-all drilling. Take action before the deadline this Friday: Urge the BLM to approve the president’s plan and to address the damage already done to Chaco Canyon by the oil and gas industry. Thanks for protecting our public lands, Jorge Aguilar
Southern Region Director
Food & Water Watch
I was shocked to see this and wonder what the Biden Admin has to say let alone Sec Deb Haaland