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Biden Considers 50-Year Ban on New Mexico Mining

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2023
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Joe Biden’s on a roll. After banning uranium mining in Arizona, the president’s Department of the Interior announced a proposal to ban mining and oil-drilling in northern New Mexico for 50 years.

DOI’s proposal will federalize 4,000 acres of “sacred Tribal lands” and promote their “scenic integrity, cultural importance, recreational values, and wildlife habitat connectivity.” The specific land Biden is looking to “protect” contains the some of the state’s largest gravel mines. Not to mention, New Mexico has vast copper, silver, and lead deposits.

The more valuable resources Biden cuts off, the longer the U.S. remains...

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