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Now is not the time for Senator Tom Udall to Leave; NM Delegation Tries to Protect Chaco Canyon

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U.S. Lawmakers Work To Protect Native American Sites On Tuesday New Mexico lawmakers introduced a bill to protect federal lands around the Chaco Canyon from drilling and mining. Reuters reports that this is ...
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Letter to the Editor in the Santa Fe New Mexican:    While I am grateful to Sen. Tom Udall for his decades of decency and public service, and in better times would wish him nothing but the best in his retirement, this is not the time for him to leave. 

All those decades of service have resulted in a public servant whose seniority and influence cannot be replaced by the best, brightest, most committed and effective member of his party; he cannot and should not be replaced during these perilous times. The barbarians are not just at the gate; they’ve breached them and overrun our institutions.

If ever there were a time for committed public servants to remain committed, it is now. I have no doubt Udall will continue to do good work outside of the political arena, but now is not the time for him to leave that arena: the most important work is yet to be done.

Susan Hayes

Glorieta, New Mexico

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