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Biden moves to ban oil, gas development outside Native American park

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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Monday announced a step toward prohibiting oil and gas development outside the boundaries of a major Native American park in the Southwestern United States as part of a tribal summit he is hosting. Biden also signed an executive order aimed at improving public safety and justice for Native Americans. Representatives from 570 tribes are expected to participate in the event, which is being held virtually because of the pandemic. “In the coming weeks, the Department of the Interior will initiate consideration of a 20-year withdrawal of…

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