Navajo Nation opposes New Mexico drilling ban tucked into Biden’s $3.5 trillion bill – Washington Times

The 24th Navajo Nation Council has come out against President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill because it bans new drilling outside Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico.

The Navajos said the ban is a “real threat” to the livelihoods of tribal members.

The council asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to hold a field hearing in Nageezi, New Mexico, before approving “any language prohibiting new oil and gas development.”

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