Protect Greater Chaco Landscape-Fracking Moratorium
We're gaining momentum in the fight to permanently protect the Greater Chaco region from fracking, but we need your help to truly protect this sacred landscape.
Support for protecting the Greater Chaco region is higher than ever!
In April, the entire New Mexico U.S. Congressional delegation introduced a bill that takes a huge step forward in safeguarding the landscape from unchecked oil and gas development. Shortly after, New Mexico’s Land Commissioner, Stephanie Garcia Richard, issued a 4-year moratorium on leasing state lands for fracking in the region.
Then in May, a landmark federal appeals-court ruling called into question the legality of all federal fracking approvals in Greater Chaco.
Now, we’re calling on the Interior Department to impose a moratorium on fracking in the region and protect communities, culture, and climate.
The Navajo Nation and Pueblos have led the call for a moratorium on fracking in Greater Chaco until the Bureau of Land Management completes its updates to its outdated management plans. The Pueblo and Navajo peoples are deeply connected to the landscape, which is the home of their ancestors. Today, the Diné, or Navajo, call the region home and their communities are increasingly impacted by oil and gas.
We have to turn the tide on fracking. More than ever, the cultural integrity of the landscape is at risk. Sign the petition for #NoNewLeases and #FrackOffChaco