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‘Status Quo’ Reigns When it Comes to Chaco Protections

10.21.2022 – On the eastern Navajo Nation, oil and gas development has affected the land, water, and air where Mario Atencio’s family lives near Counselor, New Mexico. Atencio is the Greater Chaco Energy Organizer with Diné CARE, or Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, and he talks about why increased protections for communities and landscapes are so important. This conversation is the second in a series about protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape in northwestern New Mexico.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus

Guest: Mario Atencio, Greater Chaco Energy Organizer, Diné CARE

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