Bureau of Land Management faces lawsuit over oil and gas leases

FARMINGTON – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not allowing a comment period on the environmental...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Advocates push BLM to delay drill permitting during COVID pandemic

FARMINGTON – Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington office to postpone on-site visits – part of the permitting process – to proposed oil and gas...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

U.S. House passes bill to protect Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico delegation, led by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Congressman Ben Ray Luján, celebrated the passage of a bill Wednesday in the U.S. House protecting federal lands around...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico Land Office pursues new survey policy

FARMINGTON – Officials with the State Land Office in New Mexico acknowledge that only a small percentage of the millions of acres of trust land managed by the agency has been surveyed for cultural...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Interior secretary, tribes meet amid drilling fight

CHACO CANYON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. lawmakers seek to protect Chaco national park in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing a call for the creation of a formal buffer around a national park held sacred by Native Americans. A measure reintroduced...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes ask U.S. managers to defer lease sale around Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale that includes more than two dozen parcels in northwestern New Mexico. It’s the latest in...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Chaco Canyon lecture will share latest discoveries

The mysteries of Chaco Canyon continue to spark lively debate about the civilization’s purpose and belief system, yet researchers can agree on one thing: The ancient ruins, at risk of destruction,...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior boss Zinke halts oil and gas lease sale near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is putting the brakes on an upcoming oil and gas lease sale after hearing concerns from American Indian tribal leaders and others about...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Researchers shed new light on reach of Chacoan culture

Solstice Project researchers Anna Sofaer, Richard Friedman and Robert Weiner will share their latest research findings revealing the vast extent of the Chaco culture across an area the size of Ohio...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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