Tell the Biden administration: No drilling near Chaco Canyon
We, the undersigned, urge you to protect Chaco Canyon from destructive fracking and oil development. Chaco is a priceless wonder and shouldn't be sold to the highest bidder -- especially not to the oil and gas industry, which could destroy this enchanting place.
The landscape around Chaco is a thriving desert ecosystem with bobcats and elk, pinyon pine and juniper trees. Nocturnal wildlife rely on the park's natural darkness. If oil drilling and fracking inch their way closer toward the park's boundaries, it will bring more noise, light and air pollution, threatening the wildlife of the region.
This proposed withdrawal would safeguard the Chacoan landscape's biological marvels, cultural resources and sacred sites. Please finalize the mineral withdrawal to protect nearly 350,000 acres surrounding the park from new federal oil and gas leasing for the next 20 years.