Fracking Chaco

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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2018
04
Mar

Zinke Postpones Chaco Fracking

Zinke Postpones Chaco Fracking “After hearing from tribes, Senators Udall and Heinrich, historic preservation experts and other stakeholders, I’ve decided to defer the sale that was scheduled for later this month,” Zinke said, referring to the state’s Democratic senators, Tom Udall and Mart...
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2017
23
Apr

International Tourism at Places Such As Mesa Verde in Decline

International Tourism at Places Such As Mesa Verde in Decline It should go without saying that any U.S. travel ban will reduce incoming travel. That, after all, is the point. But when the Trump administration moved, so far unsuccessfully, to restrict travel from predominately Muslim nations it beli...
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2017
19
Mar

The Bears Ears Report

Tribal Commission on Bears Ears Declares Revocation of Monument Status Would Be Tragic Members of a newly formed tribal advisory commission for the Bears Ears National Monument reminded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a letter Friday that his agency must partner with them, and warned him that resci...
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2017
12
Feb

Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed on Protecting Chaco Canyon

Editorial: Archaeology Southwest's Paul Reed on Protecting Chaco Canyon Our public lands were at the center of many celebrations this past year. The centennial of the National Park Service allowed Americans across the country to celebrate what makes America so special: our public lands, cultural sit...
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2016
18
Dec

Vandalism at South Mountain: Disappointing Discoveries in Phoenix

Vandalism at South Mountain: Disappointing Discoveries in Phoenix A few weeks ago, I decided to revisit a couple of the petroglyph panels we recorded a decade ago. I was hoping to get some new, higher-resolution photographs, and I was really anxious to see one of the more impressive and interesting ...
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2016
23
Oct

Federal Government Announces New Review of Fracking near Chaco Canyon

Federal Government Announces New Review of Fracking near Chaco Canyon The federal government announced Thursday that it will study the potential effects of drilling on public and tribal lands near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the San Juan Basin, an area that is one of the state’s larg...
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2016
13
Mar

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court Environmental groups have once again asked a judge to order the US Bureau of Land Management to stop issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing near Chaco Canyon. The Western Environmental Law Center made oral arguments in the case to the 10th Circuit Co...
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2015
13
Sep

Ancient Southwestern Peoples Enjoyed Caffeine

Dr. Patrica Crown's Research on Ancient Caffeinated Drinks Reveals New Insights on Ancient Life in the Southwest People were hankering for a jolt of caffeine more than a thousand years ago, but the drinks were a lot different than the Starbucks espresso or can of soda we gulp down today. New resear...
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2015
23
Aug

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal a...
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2015
20
Jul

Firsthand Account of Federal Hearing on the Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Firsthand Account of Federal Hearing on the Fracking of the Chaco Landscape When you represent regular people fighting against the oil and gas industry, you get used to playing David to their Goliath. Still, when I went into court on July 13, with my single co-counsel, I didn’t expect to have to f...
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2015
05
Jul

Preservation in Action at Cedar Mesa and Chaco

Efforts to Save Utah's Cedar Mesa Reach a Crescendo The gnats and mosquitos were out in force that mid-June evening at our campsite, as was the Indian paintbrush, the penstemon, globe mallow and other wildflowers whose names I don’t know. The long day’s last light slowly ran its fingers down th...
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2015
28
Jun

Conservationists Push to Preserve Chaco Landscape

Conservationists Push to Preserve Chaco Landscape Paul Reed, a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southwest and a Chaco scholar, led tribal members of the Acoma Historic Preservation Office and others to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the park's outlying areas last ...
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