The Trump Administration abandoned plans for oil and gas leases near Chaco Canyon in New Mexico after objections from tribes and environmental groups. But the U.S. Dept. of Interior is moving ahead with leases of a 98,000 acre stretch of land just outside of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park despite similar opposition. Legislation in Congress to establish a moratorium on mineral extraction until further environmental and cultural review has failed to gain traction. So far, tribes are losing the decades-long fight to limit drilling in one of the area’s most important cultural landscapes.
Julia Bernal (Sandia Pueblo) – co-director of Pueblo Action Alliance
Mario Atencio (Diné) – Dine CARE (Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment)
Rebecca Sobel – senior climate and energy campaigner for WildEarth Guardians
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