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Federal Bill to Enlarge Chaco Buffer Zone Too Big and Premature


Inside Sources (Nov. 7, 2019) – New Mexico would suffer severe economic harm with the loss of revenue due to a drilling ban buffer zone around
Chaco Canyon. Specifically, Navajo allottees, who hold mineral rights in portions of the land, would lose a vital source of income in an economically depressed region.  With a ban, the Navajo allotees would be blocked from safely developing acreage that would be miles from Chaco Canyon Historic Park.

Oil and Gas Industry: Bill to Permanently Protect New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon Region Premature