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ignoring court ruling, BLM gives Big Oil permits to drill Chaco Canyon


Around here, we call the BLM the ‘Bureau of Livestock and Mining’.  Every year they seem more committed to changing even National Monument area into ‘multiple use’ areas (read: multiple abuse).  While I’ve been working on this piece for a couple days, I’d almost postponed its publication after being outraged at the ‘News’ over the past two days, including ahead of ‘Independence Day’. Some of you may want a break from the nasty zeitgeist afoot as well.

After featuring bits from the title, I’ll be delving further into the Chacoan culture below the fold…if you don’t care to read that far.

From nationofchange.org, June 24, 2019, Carmen Gucwa
“This ancestral Indigenous land is now a checkerboard of state, federal, private, and Indigenous land.”
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