U.S. officials to put off oil leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

U.S. officials to put off oil leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, third from left, tours Chaco Culture National Historical Park on Tuesday about 95 miles northeast of Gallup, N.M. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is at Bernhardt’s right. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is on the far right.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, right, and U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt look out over Pueblo Bonito, at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Bernhardt has met with tribal leaders who are supporting legislation to prevent drilling on land they consider sacred around Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Nez has previously said that many tribes want a greater area around Chaco protected from industrial incursions.
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt listens while Chaco Culture National Historical Park Chief of Interpretation Nathan Hatfield talks during a tour of Pueblo Bonito in San Juan County, N.M.
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