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Greater Chaco Coalition Statement on Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act

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Coalition declares bill introduction as positive first step, but calls for more to address legacies of sacrifice zones and environmental justice  

Counselor, NM: Today, U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez and Sen. Ben Ray Lujan introduced the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a move recognized by the Greater Chaco Coalition as a step in the right direction. Though the Coalition supports this legislation, more needs to be done to address the cumulative impact of extractive industries on the Greater Chaco Landscape and its communities.

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