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Grijalva: Slaughter of horses needs congressional attention

Wild horses embody the Western spirit that has animated our national conversation about protecting animals and open spaces. Horses and burros form some of the strongest bonds with humans found anywhere in the animal kingdom. We shouldn't leave horse slaughter, public or private, in the no man's land it currently occupies.... Read more»

New wilderness areas could be created in Southern Arizona

An order from U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar makes it easier to deem lands near Tucson as wilderness areas, which could make it easier to restrict motorized access and new mining claims.... Read more»

BLM highlights three Az sites as optimal for solar projects

A draft plan on the solar potential of federal land identifies three Arizona sites encompassing nearly 14,000 acres as highly suitable for energy development.... Read more»

Copper mine seeks support by wielding checkbook

For Superior's mayor, it only makes sense to support a plan to mine a huge copper deposit deep below the national forest just east of town. Resolution Copper Mining LLC says the mine would employ hundreds. He has another reason to support the mine despite concerns raised by Native Americans, conservation groups and some residents: the company promises millions of dollars over the life of the mine provided the Town Council formally back the project.... Read more»1

By helicopter & horseback, officials round up dozens of wild burros

A roundup of wild burros in western Arizona aims to reduce an overpopulated herd that is trampling the landscape and endangering native wildlife and plants. ... Read more»3

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