PHOENIX (August 8, 2023) – Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry President and CEO Danny Seiden released the following statement regarding President Biden’s announcement that the federal government would designate a huge new national monument in northern Arizona:
“If the Biden administration truly wants to reduce Americans’ carbon footprint, then it will need to rely on the country’s mining industry to extract the critical minerals necessary to produce clean energy. Otherwise, it will have to look overseas, including to countries hostile to the United States.
“This move undermines the country’s national security and weakens our competitiveness. It’s also yet another example of Washington meddling in Arizona’s environmental and land management. Add this to an already long list.”
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