Santa Fe New Mexican, "Editorial: Time to save Chaco is now."



A World Heritage Site, Chaco is located in one of the most productive oil and gas basins in the United States and is increasingly being targeted for drilling. With thousands of new wells possible, thanks to technology, the booming industry is ringing the ancient walls. Some sites will be located on or near lands sacred to both the Pueblo Indians and the Navajos.

This must not be allowed to happen.

Yes, the United States and New Mexico need oil and gas. We understand, too, the necessity of growing jobs and encouraging economic activity. Some values matter more than money, and one of them is the preservation of what the ancestors left behind.
— http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-time-to-save-chaco-is-now/article_fc5f1e27-a422-5103-ac98-3af8d470c98a.html