Protect Greater Chaco: June 2019 Lease Sale

We delivered over 33,000 protests to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opposing the March 28th online auction of more public and ancestral tribal lands in New Mexico. Yet, BLM Rio Puerco plans to auction off more than 37,000 additional acres of land for fracking, with 2,800 more acres planned for sale in November, all within the Greater Chaco Landscape. By going forward with this lease sale, the BLM is failing in its obligation to fulfill the agency’s multiple-use mandate. Over 93% of lands managed by the BLM in the Greater Chaco region in the San Juan Basin are already leased for oil and gas, and the Greater Carlsbad region in the Permian Basin is part of the nation’s largest oil field and already experiencing the negative impacts of industrialized oil and gas extraction. Voice your concerns and help us amplify our calls for #NoNewLeases and to demand a more just and equitable future. Click the link below to read about: "BLM reverses position on Chaco Protection Bill."
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