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A map of the Caja del Rio showing a proposed transmission line project by LANL

BACKGROUND In November 2023, Los Alamos National Labs (LANL), with oversight from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), announced the proposal of a 14-mile, 115kV power transmission line project that would cut across the Caja del Rio, jeopardizing its spiritual and ecological integrity. The Caja del Rio is a landscape of immense cultural and spiritual

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For Santa Fe County Commissioner Camilla Bustamante, protecting the Caja del Rio is a community health and mental health issue. “I was taught, culturally, being connected with the land helps a person be connected with themselves,” she said. “It is about being who you are because of where you are,” she said to applause at

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landscape view of mountains in a Southern Nevada desert

On March 21st, 2023, the Biden administration followed through on their November 30th commitment of designating Avi Kwa Ame in Southern Nevada as our country’s next national monument. In addition to this historic victory, President Biden included Castner Range, located in West Texas, to the list of national monuments. The news is a victory for

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