Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sacred Sites Greater Chaco Landscape
Energy exploration and development are currently permitted on and adjacent to Sacred Sites located in the Greater Chaco Landscape managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  Oil production in the Chaco Landscape has increased 400 percent in the last decade.  The oil and gas industrialization has erased the history and identity of many cultural resources.  On March 28, 2019 the BLM sold another 10,000 acres of undetermined cultural value in Greater Chaco.  The BLM is not meeting its legal due diligence prior to leasing these areas.

Last week we documented some adjacent sites which are currently managed by BLM in the Greater Chaco Landscape.  These sites are untouched at this time.  Once an area is disturbed, it cannot be replaced.  Mitigation does not work. These Sacred Sites could be leased for oil and gas at a future date if not protected.  

Honor it.  It is Sacred.  It needs to be permanently protected for  the Pueblo People and America.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

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