May 4, 2018 – After he seemed to agree that drilling around Chaco Canyon violated historic preservation laws, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to protect the area. While it was good news for the oil and gas industry, Indigenous and environmental activists will seek to appeal his decision. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about the sacredness of the Chaco area to Native Americans and debate whether historic preservation laws need to change.
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
For further reading:
Judge dismisses historic preservation claim in drilling case – by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press