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April 20, 2021

2-year delay for new Alaska mines

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has announced a two-year delay of several orders issued by the Trump administration that looked to open 28 million acres of land in Alaska for mineral development.

The federal government's decision will allow a review of five public land orders issued by the agency between Jan. 11 and Jan. 16 — the final days of the Trump administration, Interior Press Secretary Tyler Cherry said in a statement on Thursday.

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