Tag: greater chaco

Indigenous People’s Day Means More Than Just Lip Service

The city of Farmington recently joined other New Mexican cities proclaiming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.  Across the Southwest, U.S. governments are increasingly acknowledging the historic and current contributions that First Nation peoples have brought to the region. In New Mexico, Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque and Santa Fe (city and […]

Greater Chaco: An Update From Rebecca Sobel

Rebecca Sobel is not only WildEarth Guardians’ Senior Climate and Energy Campaigner, she’s our leading on-the-ground expert and advocate for the Greater Chaco region of northwestern New Mexico. As we’ve written about before, Greater Chaco is under siege by fracking. WildEarth Guardians, together with a broad coalition, has […]

Push Back Against Broken Promises

Last week, key members of New Mexico’s U.S. Congressional delegation–including Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan–voiced their concerns over the threats facing the Greater Chaco region from ramped up fracking. Unbelievably, in spite of growing calls for the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau […]