Greater Chaco Advocates Rally at BLM to Protest Sale of Over 89,000 Acres for Fracking

Greater Chaco Advocates Rally at BLM to Protest Sale of Over 89,000 Acres for Fracking

Over 200 clean air and water advocates rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Santa Fe today to protest the December 5th and 6th online auction of over 89,000 acres of public and ancestral tribal lands, including over 44,000 acres in the Greater Chaco region, and over 40,000 near Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Tribal leaders, environmental groups, and advocates expressed growing outrage at BLM’s chronic disengagement with the public, its lack of meaningful tribal consultation, and its failure to consider the public health and environmental impacts of selling off federal and tribal lands for fracking.

EPA: Oil and Gas Wells Can Keep on Polluting and Wasting Methane

EPA: Oil and Gas Wells Can Keep on Polluting and Wasting Methane

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2018 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 Agency Guts Leak-Reduction Safeguards; Citizens Protest Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed weakening the EPA’s Methane Rules, which have been in force for almost a