UNL anthropologist Carrie Heitman explains what the threat is to the Chaco Canyon area.
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- [00:00:03.540]So there's been a huge amount of oil and gas development
- [00:00:06.090]in recent decades because of the advances in technology
- [00:00:10.760]with hydraulic fracturing.
- [00:00:12.800]So, you know, now we have the ability to drill down
- [00:00:15.920]and over miles this way, miles that way,
- [00:00:18.810]and the Bureau of Land Management has a,
- [00:00:21.020]I think what they call, a mixed-use mission.
- [00:00:23.530]So they're, you know, they're leasing lands
- [00:00:24.980]to grazers, you know, to ranchers they're, you know,
- [00:00:28.990]trying to balance the needs of industry and people
- [00:00:32.880]on the landscape, the stewards of this landscape
- [00:00:35.250]at the same time.
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