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

The House voted Friday to permanently ban new mining claims on more than 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park, with supporters calling protection of the landmark canyon a “moral issue.” The bill would make permanent a current mining moratorium that is scheduled to run through 2032. Supporters said a permanent ban is needed

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ADEQ is holding a Webinar Addressing the Environmental Concerns of the New Jail

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is holding a webinar, to watch online, about the pollution issues on the proposed jail site which is currently being bulldozed; and now citizens can also join by phone! IT STARTS AT 6PM ON MONDAY THE 26TH But the technical challenge is this: you can’t join by phone

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