Chaco Canyon

Archaeologists Worry As Drilling Approaches Chaco

The oil and gas industry in New Mexico is a big deal. It supports the state budget with hundreds of millions of dollars each year. But there are impacts, too – on air quality, water, public health and even cultural sites. In the first installment….

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Future of Chaco in question as oil and gas close in

By Anne Constable for The Santa Fe New Mexican Saturday, October 25, 2014 A thousand years ago, Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico was the center of a thriving culture. Massive multistory buildings called great houses rose against a dramatic high desert landscape of mountains….

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Drilling the Land of the Ancients

By: Paul Andersen, Aspen Journalism November 3, 2014 CHACO CANYON – The roads radiating out from Chaco Canyon stretch out across mesa tops toward distant mountains. These roads, which average 30 feet wide, were highways of foot travel for people who had neither the wheel….

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Your Action is Needed for Organ Mountains, Chaco

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Support The opposition is rallying against our Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument proposal. They are leaving negative comments on Sen. Heinrich’s Facebook page and calling Washington. We need your help to show Washington that there is still strong community support for the….

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Wilderness Weekly- September 11, 2013

In an unexpected move, the BLM’s Farmington field office decided not to sell 34 out of 38 parcels around Chaco Culture Historical Park that had been nominated for oil and gas development by the industry. In the Environmental Assessment released last week for the January….

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