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In August 2015, WildEarth Guardians joined a growing coalition to deliver more than 165,000 petition signatures  calling for an end to fracking in the Greater Chaco region in northwest New Mexico. The petitions were delivered to U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and came as a federal court declined to halt illegal fracking in the region. With Chaco Canyon at its heart, Greater Chaco faces an onslaught of new drilling and fracking, threatening the region’s deep cultural heritage, the climate, and impacting native and other human communities. In spite of the court setback, we’re doubling down to rein in the oil and gas industry. Watch for opportunities to take action again soon.