This is one of six fracking sites in the Greater Chaco Area brought to our attention by Navajo Nation members. The region is known to the Diné (Navajo) as Dinétah, the land of their ancestors. It contains sacred sites and is home of the Bisti Badlands and Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a World Heritage Site.
Drone surveys of this particular site show Cyclone 32, a 1500 Horsepower 755 ton drill rig manufactured in Wyoming. The drill rig is transported through Greater Chaco communities on small dusty single lane dirt roads used by the community members and school buses. The drilling is heard and seen moving from pad to pad. The rig is establishing multiple drill heads on pockets of land tucked along the Kimbeto Wash, a tributary to the Chaco River and sacred source of water security for members of the Greater Chaco Area in Nageezi, New Mexico.
This is why we need oversight on the systematically abusive fracking industry. Stop fracking!
5 accompanying video can be seen at newmexicoriverhealers.com
Thank you to all that helped in the production of this video. Love and solidarity to members of the Navajo Nation that invited us into their communities and lives. #DontFrackChaco #FrackOfChaco #DoodaFracking #ProtectGreaterChaco #WaterIsLife #FrackOffChaco
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