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West Obsessed: A resistance to oil and gas near Chaco Canyon

Tribal nations act to prevent more industrial exploration on their ancestral lands.

 

In this episode of West Obsessed, contributing editor Jonathan Thompson joins High Country News editor Kate Schimel to explore the struggle of Navajo Nation residents, and others, to prevent more oil and gas exploration in historically important lands. Chaco Canyon holds cultural significance to several tribal nations and is also at the center of one of the richest oil and gas fields in the country.

[RELATED:https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.4/tribal-affairs-resistance-to-drilling-grows-on-the-navajo-nation]

“West Obsessed” is an occasional audio series produced in collaboration with KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, where the editors and writers of High Country News discuss stories about the American West and why they matter. Subscribe to the podcast on:
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