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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Bears Ears amid controversy

Biden's allies see Bears Ears as an early opportunity to prioritize conservation over fossil fuel extraction on public lands while responding to an issue of particular importance for Native Americans, who want to see the monument not only restored but expanded beyond the Obama boundaries.

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