President Biden is designating a new national monument near the Grand Canyon on Tuesday. The move protects lands that are sacred to indigenous peoples and permanently bans new uranium mining claims in the area. It covers nearly 1 million acres.
The president will give remarks at the Historic Red Butte Airfield in Arizona at 11 a.m. local time before visiting the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday’s announcement is part of a trip that will include New Mexico and Utah, where Biden is expected to make the case for how he’s tackling the climate and economic challenges facing Americans in the West.
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President Biden will issue a presidential proclamation Tuesday establishing a new national monument to protect nearly 1 million acres of land around the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. https://t.co/uAFSMnEzST
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