The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to open up
more than 6,000 square miles of northwestern New Mexico for fracking, giving
the oil and gas industry a license to poison the air, pollute the water, and
push wildlife to the brink of extinction.
Send a letter today and tell the Bureau of Land Management
stop the fracking madness.
At issue is a proposal to open the door for industry to
drill the Mancos shale in the San Juan Basin.
The Basin is home to Chaco Canyon, the cultural heart of the American
southwest, and the San Juan River, the lifeblood of the Four Corners region.
We’ve kept industry from fracking near Chaco Canyon, but
companies are now demanding the Bureau of Land Management open up the region to
extensive horizontal drilling, one of the most destructive kinds of oil and gas
The impacts are frightening, with each well potentially
requiring 430,000 gallons of water for fracking and producing twice as much
carbon pollution as traditional oil and gas wells.
Tell the Bureau of Land Management to stop catering to the
oil and gas industry and start protecting our public lands from fracking.
Our future doesn’t lie with fossil fuels. The push for more oil and gas not only
promises continued carbon pollution, it threatens to block the development of
clean, renewable energy that we need to combat climate change.
More fracking today means less clean energy tomorrow. That’s a future we can’t afford.
Speak out for real clean energy and speak out in support of
safeguarding the San Juan Basin and its natural and cultural wonders.
For the Wild,
Climate and Energy Program Director
Mancos Shale photo credit: Carlan Tapp