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Indigenous and conservation groups to federal court: Protect Greater Chaco region from illegal fracking
10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver hears arguments in lawsuit challenging Trump-era drilling permits in Greater Chaco Landscape
By Jen Dickson, WildEarth Guardians jdickson@wildearthguardians.
Kyle Tisdel, Western Environmental Law Center firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Jackson, Diné C.A.R.E. email@example.com
DENVER—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit heard oral arguments related to the Trump administration’s illegal approval of more than 370 drilling permits in the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico.
Attorneys with the Biden administration defended the Trump administration’s illegal drilling permits, even as President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland have embarked on the “Honoring Chaco Initiative,” a new collaborative process to address the need for landscape-level management reforms.