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

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By Steve Holland and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday announced a step toward prohibiting oil and gas development outside the boundaries of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park as part of a Native American tribal summit he is hosting. Biden also signed what he called a “long overdue” executive order aimed at improving public safety and justice for Native Americans, flanked by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other Cabinet members. Representatives from 570 tribes are expected to participate in the event, which …

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