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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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The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a controversial land swap Friday that’ll pave the way for a copper mine in central Arizona that'll be one of the largest in the nation. A tribal group, however, has filed a series of legal actions to block the move. 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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Navajo Nation leaders are calling for the full restoration of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Trump administration drastically cut its size three years ago, but tribes hope the Biden-Harris administration will reverse the order. 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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