Biden to propose 20-year new drilling ban near sacred tribal site in New Mexico
by Rachel Frazin
The Interior Department said Monday that it will propose making lands surrounding Chaco Canyon, which itself is already protected as a National Historical Park, ineligible for new oil and gas leasing or new mining claims. The move, which the administration described as creating a 10-mile buffer around the park, will not impact existing leases and claims,” according to The Hill.
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