Protect Native Territory From Destructive Fracking

Target: Tim Spisak, State Director for the Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico

Goal: Halt plan to expand fracking in New Mexico in order to protect the health of native people and their lands.

Native people and their lands are being threatened, yet again, with a proposal to expand fracking in New Mexico. This drilling expansion would threaten sacred Navajo and Pueblo artifacts and exacerbate the public health risk for communities still greatly affected by Covid-19.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering a plan, called the Mancos-Gallup Amendment, which could lease land in the region for 3,000 new wells. The plan would expand drilling into portions of northern New Mexico’s last available public lands, which could desecrate sacred sites and increase public health risk due to fracking-related air pollution. The Navajo nation already has the highest per capita Covid-19 infection rate after New York and New Jersey, though they have only a fraction of the resources to deal with the crisis.

The health and well-being of native people and their lands continue to face imminent threat. Sign below to demand the BLM stop the expansion of fracking in New Mexico.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Spisak,

In the midst of a global pandemic, native people continue to fight for their health and the sanctity of their lands. Environmentalists and natives say that at least 90 percent of public lands in northern New Mexico are already being leased for oil and gas drilling.

The Navajo and Pueblo nations face disproportionately high Covid-19 infection rates. Expanding fracking operations will only exacerbate their health risk. I demand that you stop expansion of drilling in New Mexico in order to prioritize the health and well being of native people and their lands.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Simon Foot




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One Comment

  1. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT ON INDIAN LAND! STOP STEALING THE LAND AND DESTROYING IT!!!!! SO SICK OF AMERICAN POLITICIANS WHO TAKE FOR GREED IT BELONGS TO THE INDIANS! THEY DESERVE EVERYTHING AND MORE FOR AMERICA BREAKING TREATIES FOR GREED!

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