Bill to protect for Chaco passes House

Bill to protect for Chaco passes House

The Chaco bill passed out of the Natural Resources Committee on July 17 and is another step further to becoming a federal law. Rep. Deb Haaland was excellent and a true champion for New Mexico in this Energy Dominance era. There is still much to get done and we continue to push and work on getting broader protections for the landscape, surrounding communities, and fight for environmental justice.

Over 30,000 Protests Delivered Opposing Oil and Gas Lease Sale

Over 30,000 Protests Delivered Opposing Oil and Gas Lease Sale

On February 20, 2019, crowds gathered at the New Mexico Legislature to celebrate the state’s public lands and call for their protection as a diverse coalition of tribal leaders, legislators, land users, and allied organizations showcased the delivery of 30,000 public protests to the BLM in opposition to its March 2019 oil and gas lease sale.

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.