Interior Outlines Chaco Canyon Preservation Plan

President Biden prevents drilling within 20 miles of site.

The Department of the Interior outlined its plan to protect the Chaco Canyon and surrounding landscape on Monday. Located in New Mexico, the canyon is part of a National Historical Park. President Biden announced at the first White House Tribal Nations Summit that he had directed the Bureau of Land Management to ban any drilling operations within 20 miles of the canyon. 

Interior Secretary Haaland stated, “Chaco Canyon is a sacred place that holds deep meaning for the Indigenous peoples whose ancestors lived, worked, and thrived in that high desert community. Now is the time to consider more enduring protections for the living landscape that is Chaco, so that we can pass on this rich cultural legacy to future generations. I value and appreciate the many Tribal leaders, elected officials, and stakeholders who have persisted in their work to conserve this special area.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to be led by God in his administration’s efforts to preserve sites of historical significance. 
  • That Secretary Haaland would seek the Lord’s guidance to lead the Interior Department well.
  • For Interior officials to have wisdom on how to steward God’s creation. 

Sources: Department of the Interior


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