(January 25, 2021)—The Greater Chaco Landscape is at great risk from encroaching oil-gas development, which ramped up tremendously over the past four disastrous years of the previous administration.
I’m grateful that President Biden and his administration have put in place a 60-day pause on new leasing and permitting, and that they have frozen the nearly finished BLM-BIA resource management plan amendment (RMPA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) work for the Greater Chaco-Farmington area.
But more needs to be done. As we explain in this short video, the Greater Chaco Landscape needs the permanent protection of a bill that passes both houses of Congress and is signed by President Biden. The All-Pueblo Council of Governors, the Pueblo of Acoma, and other Pueblos and Tribes have called for the protection of Greater Chaco for years.
It’s time to permanently protect the World Heritage sites across the Greater Chaco Landscape.