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Arch Canyon located within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. An Indigenous leader from New Mexico and former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called on the federal government Aug. 24, to overhaul its oil and gas leasing program to ensure protection of cultural resources. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

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An Indigenous leader from New Mexico and former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called on the federal government Aug. 24 to overhaul its oil and gas leasing program to ensure the protection of cultural resources, saying for far too long tribal expertise has been ignored to the detriment of sacred landscapes.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press August 31, 2021