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House OKs bill to ban mining on 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

The Interior Department in 2012 imposed a 20-year ban on new mining claims on more than 1 million acres, outlined in red on the map, near the Grand Canyon. The House has passed a bill to make the ban permanent in those areas. (Map courtesy Department of the Interior)

The Interior Department in 2012 imposed a 20-year ban on new mining claims on more than 1 million acres, outlined in red on the map, near the Grand Canyon. The House has passed a bill to make the ban permanent in those areas. (Map courtesy Department of the Interior)

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