Thu, 8 July 2021
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the protected zone around Chaco Canyon, they're all surrounded by abandoned oil wells, more than 500 among the 3. There is important news here, none of it good. Southeastern New Mexico's oil patch, reporter J Weston Phippen of Searchlight NM in a forest of pump-jacks, some working, some dead, some big trouble. Volunteers investigate because the State hasn't got the resources.