Biden restores Utah’s national monuments after Trump rescinded protections

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New York Daily News

President Joe Biden Friday restored the protected Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments after former President Trump dramatically slashed them in an effort to open more sensitive public lands to ranching, mining and oil drilling. The president also reestablished a marine conservation area off the New England coast that Trump opened to commercial fishing. “(The decision upholds) the longstanding principle that America’s national parks, monuments and other protected areas are to be protected for all time and for all people.” the White House said in a statement ahead of an e…

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