"Tribal Leaders Take Aim At Oil And Gas Development"

"BERNALILLO, N.M. — Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development.

This time, opponents are spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling in one sparsely populated county.

They are part of a groundswell as tribes across the U.S. organize around land issues, from a pipeline in North Dakota and the disputed boundaries of a national monument in Utah to concerns about the encroachment of energy development in an area of the Southwest dotted with archaeological sites tied to a civilization that gave rise to many of the region’s modern tribes."

Susan Montoya Bryan reports for the Associated Press November 21, 2017.

Source: AP, 11/22/2017