Sacred Site. Chacoan Outlier endangered by oil and gas industrialization.
Creating a visual voice for the Navajo People whose lives have been impacted by strip mining of coal and their opposition to future coal burning power plants in the Four Corners area of the Southwest. Our work has been used as supporting evidence in four major Federal litigations, including desecration of family grave sites by mining, destruction of ceremonial sites, loss of grazing permits and extensive health problems caused by the mining and burning of coal on the Navajo Nation.
Using low elevation aerial perspective, still images and video, we record and document the past and present stories of the Greater Chaco Landscape currently endangered by oil and gas industrialization. Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of the meaning and importance of Chaco’s sacred sites, great roads, shrines, and great houses for future generations.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) voted unanimously to replace the San Juan Generating Station power with 100% renewable energy when the coal-fired power plant is retired in 2022. This decision will modernize power generation, improve public health, and stabilize the local economy. We will document this historic transition over the next two years to educate and create an historic record for future generations.
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