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Checkerboard complicates effort to protect sacred sites

The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years. The campaign to curb drilling in one of the nation's oldest basins has spanned at least three presidential administrations, with concerns expanding beyond environmental impacts to the preservation of cultural landmarks in what historians say was once an economic and ceremonial hub.

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4/14/2019

article Oil and gas development complicates effort to protect sacred sites
(New Mexico) -- The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years. The...

4/13/2019

article Checkerboard complicates effort to protect sacred sites
(New Mexico) -- The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years. The...
article Tribal, congressional leaders to discuss proposed protections for Chaco Canyon area
(New Mexico) -- Congressional leaders will meet with tribal leaders this weekend to discuss the efforts to protect sacred New Mexico land and the surrounding areas from...
press release New Mexico Delegation Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Haaland Introduce Legislation To Protect Chaco Canyon Area
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, the U.S House Assistant Speaker, and Deb Haaland have introduced...

4/9/2019

article 'Enough is enough': Tribes endorse bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on their ancestral lands...
article New Mexico Wild Celebrates Re-Introduction of Chaco Protection Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- New Mexico Wild today is celebrating the reintroduction of federal legislation aimed at protecting lands in the greater Chaco region. Senators Tom...
article Udall, Heinrich, Luján and Haaland call for permanent protections around Chaco
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland introduced legislation today that would...

4/8/2019

article BLOG: Native Americans Need to Know their Land will be Protected
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around sacred tribal land that features massive...

4/6/2019

article A sacred trust: We must stand united for Chaco landscape’s protection
(New Mexico) -- Last month, the Navajo Nation and the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) came together for a historic summit to declare our shared commitment to the...

3/25/2019

article Find epic stargazing at ‘New Mexico’s Machu Picchu’
(New Mexico) -- In August 2017, a national, astral phenomenon swept the United States—a total solar eclipse. Friends and families flocked to cities in the path of...

3/23/2019

article Governor Signs Historic Clean Energy Bill, Tribes Push To Protect Sacred Site From Drilling
(New Mexico) -- Making good on a campaign promise, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed landmark legislation that will mandate more solar panels and wind turbines as...

3/22/2019

article Tribes Urge U.S. To Ban Drilling Around Sacred New Mexico Site
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive...

3/21/2019

article Tribes push to protect sacred New Mexico site from drilling
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive...

2/19/2019

article Chaco Canyon at Risk: Interior Nominee Bernhardt Wants to Drill on Lands Sacred to Tribes
(New Mexico) -- The push to open our fragile public lands to more drilling is well and truly on, and it’s clear that David Bernhardt, President Trump’s...

10/12/2018

article All Pueblo Council of Governors: Sacred Chaco Canyon should be preserved for future generations
(New Mexico) -- Last week, we spent time away from our families, jobs and communities to meet with decision-makers in Washington, D.C., regarding a place of sacred...

8/4/2018

article Protecting the sacred — Chaco Canyon, a cultural landscape
(New Mexico) -- There’s something serene and sacred about a place we’ve all come to know as Chaco Canyon — the site of an ancient civilization. Its...

5/23/2018

article Navajos Look to Protect Chaco Canyon
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wants to protect Chaco Canyon from future mining. Begaye joined pueblo leaders and U.S. Senators Tom Udall and...

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