Voice of America reports that the Bureau of Land Management assured residents that their parcels were outside the 10-mile buffer zone around the park.keep Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The outlet alleges that Navajo officials fully support oil and gas development and are even calling for its buffer zone to be reduced. Evidence from this lawsuit As such, these officials do not necessarily represent the wishes of their fellow Dinehs.
“The approval of these oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management undermines the agency’s fiduciary responsibility to the Dine who live on the Counselor, Ojoencino and Torreon lands,” said Mario Atensio, Dine Care Greater Chaco Energy Organizer, in a statement. said. “There should be no lawsuits filed by the Bureau to mitigate the negative impact its oil and lease bonanza has on land in the Greater Chaco Landscape. Chaco” initiative and other executive orders that are supposed to bring environmental justice to Diné. ”
group Diné CARE is made up of Navajo community members from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Since 1988, we have consistently fought for the protection of the environment. DinéCARE has previously ventured into fracking near the Greater Chaco region, coal mining on Navajo Nation lands, and even oil and gas development, citing clean air concerns.