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Biden bans drilling around Unesco World Heritage Site to preserve archaelogical ruins

The Biden administration has banned all new gas and oil drilling at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site in New Mexico, US, for the next 20 years.






The Biden administration has banned all new gas and oil drilling at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site in New Mexico, US, for the next 20 years.

The move forms part of an effort to protect the park, which is home to more than 4,700 known archaeological sites, and will see public lands within 10 miles of the area withdrawn from new oil and gas leasing and mining claims for the next two decades.

“Today marks an important step in fulfilling President Biden’s commitments to Indian Country by protecting Chaco Canyon, sacred place that holds deep meaning for the Indigenous peoples whose ancestors have called this place home since time immemorial,” said US secretary of the interior Deb Haaland.

“Efforts to protect the Chaco landscape have been ongoing for decades, as Tribal communities have raised concerns about the impacts that new development woud have on areas of deep cultural connection.”


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Biden bans drilling around Unesco World Heritage Site to preserve archaelogical ruins

The Biden administration has banned all new gas and oil drilling at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site in New Mexico, US, for the next 20 years.






The Biden administration has banned all new gas and oil drilling at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site in New Mexico, US, for the next 20 years.

The move forms part of an effort to protect the park, which is home to more than 4,700 known archaeological sites, and will see public lands within 10 miles of the area withdrawn from new oil and gas leasing and mining claims for the next two decades.

“Today marks an important step in fulfilling President Biden’s commitments to Indian Country by protecting Chaco Canyon, sacred place that holds deep meaning for the Indigenous peoples whose ancestors have called this place home since time immemorial,” said US secretary of the interior Deb Haaland.

“Efforts to protect the Chaco landscape have been ongoing for decades, as Tribal communities have raised concerns about the impacts that new development woud have on areas of deep cultural connection.”


 



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