Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico is the cultural heart of
the American Southwest. Once sustaining
the epicenter of ancestral Puebloan culture, today, Chaco lies within the Navajo
Nation and is a designated World Heritage Site.
Now, Chaco Canyon and
the Greater Chaco Region are under siege from fracking. Send a letter today and
help defend our cultural heritage from the fossil fuel industry.
Bending to the demands of the oil and
gas industry, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management continues to open up public
and Tribal lands for fracking. In the last few years, more than 365 new oil and
gas wells have been rubberstamped, putting Greater Chaco at grave risk.
Because of an overwhelming public
outcry, the Bureau of Land Management is now moving to put in place a plan that
stands to protect Greater Chaco. The agency is even holding meetings across the
Navajo Nation and finally acting like it’s going to listen to the concerns of
people on the ground.
However, to turn the tide, we need your
I’m not going to sugarcoat things.
After the election, our challenge to overcome the fossil fuel industry is going
to be harder than ever. The incoming Trump Administration has pledged to open
up more public lands for fracking and throw the American public and Indigenous
communities under the bus for the oil and gas industry.
It’s now or never for Chaco. Send a personalized letter
today to the Bureau of Land Management and demand oil and gas companies stop
running roughshod over Native communities, sacred cultural sites, and our
For just transitions,
Climate and Energy Program Director
Our Navajo allies are standing strong against the oil and gas industry, read
more of their stories and check out photos and video from recent meetings.
P.P.S. Guardians, along with Indigenous community leaders, Native groups,
nonprofits, and other protectors launched a new website—Frack
Off Chaco.org to amplify
the call across the country and stand up to oil and gas companies desecrating
Tribal lands, culture, and communities.