Even tribal members are split over whether to end drilling around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico

The Great Kiva of Chetro Ketl, a Chocoan complex , is in the Chaco Culture Canyon National Historic Park.


The oil and gas industry isn’t sure who will win the fight over drilling around the Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico.

Environmentalists and some tribal leaders want the government to close federal lands to new mineral leases in the area while tribal members who receive income from the leases and the drilling don’t want it ended.

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