Join us this Friday for our November Sierra Club and Root Beer as Rebecca Sobel of WildEarth Guardians discusses the fracking threats in greater Chaco Canyon.
In spite of pleas from indigenous leaders and communities, President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are pressing ahead to auction off 4,500 acres of the Greater Chaco region for fracking.
Greater Chaco is the sacred heart of the American West. A thousand years ago, ancestral Puebloans built a flourishing civilization in this region. Today, it’s the home of Pueblo, Hopi, Navajo, Apache and Ute Tribes, and a beacon of cultural significance for all Americans.
The oil and gas industry couldn’t care less about protecting Greater Chaco. Despite mounting calls for restraint from a growing coalition, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, which has already leased out 91% of the region, is planning another auction.
Sobel, WildEarth Guardians’ senior Climate and Energy campaigner and a coordinator for the Greater Chaco Coalition, will discuss what we can do to stop this threat.
Light refreshments (including root-beer floats) will be provided.
Root beer float image from Flickr.