Navajo Tribe Rebukes Biden For Barring Oil Drilling

The Navajo Nation rebuked the Biden Administration for its plan to bar oil and gas drilling around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico.
The tribe’s resource and development committee voted 15-1 to oppose any fossil fuel drilling “buffer zone” around the Historical Park.
The Biden Administration has proposed created a 10-mile buffer zone around which drilling would be prohibited.
“If a buffer zone is adopted, the Navajo allottees who rely on the income realized from oil and gas royalties will be pushed into greater poverty,” the tribe said in a resolution released to the public.

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