Raise your voice by May 6 to defend this sacred landscape from fracking

For too long, the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico, southwest Colorado, southeast Utah, and northeast Arizona has been under siege by fracking. Thankfully we have a chance to turn the tide for this sacred landscape.

Take action by May 6, 2022 to ensure the Biden administration follows through with their promise to protect Greater Chaco!

With Chaco Culture National Historical Park at its center, Greater Chaco is the cultural heart of the American Southwest. Navajo communities call the region home, the Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico hold deep ancestral ties to the landscape, and the area is spiritually significant for countless other Tribes and Indigenous Peoples.

Unfortunately, the land, its people, and the cultural fabric of Greater Chaco have been under assault by the oil and gas industry. Fracking has exploded across the landscape, putting communities at risk, despoiling sacred landmarks, and irreparably degrading Chacoan ruins and other culturally significant sites.

We can change this, but we need your help. Weigh in by May 6 to ensure the Biden administration honors the Greater Chaco region and confronts the oil and gas industry.

At the end of last year, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off an Honoring Chaco Initiative aimed at protecting the Greater Chaco landscape. As the first order of business, she announced plans to ban fracking within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon.

This is good, but we need to ensure Secretary Haaland’s Honoring Chaco Initiative goes ALL THE WAY.

Landscape-level protection for Greater Chaco is the only solution for protecting Navajo communities, the cultural integrity of the entire landscape, clean air and water, and more.

Tell Secretary Haaland that ALL the Greater Chaco landscape needs to be protected, including the 10 miles around Chaco Canyon. Speak out, send your letter today.

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About the Author

Jeremy Nichols | Former Climate and Energy Program Director, WildEarth Guardians

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