Pinto continued, “This area is our home. We, along with local wildlife, have established a life balance. Continuing to frack and rip apart the land threatens a balance that we may never attain again.”
Greater Chaco faces unprecedented pressure from the oil and gas industry. Already, more than 40,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled in the region and more than 91 percent of the land has been leased to the oil and gas industry by the Bureau of Land Management.