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The U.S. Forest Service has released the final environmental review for a controversial land exchange in Arizona.

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A tribal group in Arizona has filed a lien and temporary restraining order to try to block a federal land exchange. They say a proposed copper mine threatens a sacred site on the Tonto National Forest. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A group of Apaches who have tried for years to reverse a land swap in Arizona that will make way for one of the largest copper mines in the U.S. sued the federal government Tuesday.

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The Trump administration will begin the final steps of a controversial land swap with a mining company in Arizona in a little more than a week. The Oak Flat area is a tribal sacred site and has been at the center of a fierce battle for nearly a decade. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A controversial federal land exchange to build a copper mine on the Tonto National Forest could take place a year ahead of schedule. It’s one of several expected federal acts during the final weeks of the Trump administration. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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