Sunday, January 23, 2022

CNEHA signed letter supporting the Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act

The National Trust would like to invite your organization to sign on to a letter to New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich supporting their Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (S. 2907). The letter is pasted below and attached.

S. 2907 would provide a permanent mineral withdrawal for approximately 316,000 acres of federal lands surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park to prevent new energy development immediately surrounding Chaco Canyon. Nonfederal minerals owned by the state, tribal entities, or private owners would not be impacted, nor would existing leases. I’ve attached a fact sheet on the bill to this email. The senators’ press release with links to the bill and map is available here.

If your organization would like to sign on, please send me an email ( with:

• name of the organization
• name and email of a contact person for the organization (for follow up only; the letter will only list organizations as signatories)

 Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act Letter (pdf)

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