Chaco Canyon/Energy Exploitation
If there remains an unquenchable thirst in American greed, it can be traced to one industry in particular, the oil and gas industry. There appears no piece of land, no community that they will not destroy in their lust for profit. In the northwest portion of New Mexico more than 90 percent of lands have been leased or opened to oil and gas exploration.
Fracking, has in recent years, been the largest by-product of this appetite, that consumes land and water for oil. It has given the oil and gas industry carte blanche to destroy and open priceless public lands and antiquities to drilling, fracking, roads and industrial scale pollution.
Chaco Canyon remains a symbol of this this greed and ignorance. Native Americans remain the communities most exploited by this action and they continue to ask that drilling not occur. Despite the pleas of Navajo elders, the support of a consortium of groups and the documented cases of asthma and cancer clusters their communities are enduring, the Bureau of Land Management and President Trump and his Republican majority have made sure that drilling comes before the health and welfare of any community. Recently, the BLM awarded new leases near Chaco Canyon that continue to threaten the future of this park and surrounding antiquities that remain priceless.
Bold Visions Conservation set out last year to create a film on Chaco, its history and the impacts of relentless oil and gas development. The film is twenty minutes in length and we would like to come and show this to your community or group.
Please contact us and help us educate the public and work for real change while supporting the rights of Native Americans to health, clean air and water and the power to control their lands and say no to the oil and gas industry.
Call or email today to ask for a screening of Saving Chaco, or help us get this film to as many groups as possible with your donation.