Friday, June 8, 2012

Arizona fights back feds over mining restrictions

Mohave County, Arizona is suing the federal government over new restrictions on mining operations that will place one million acres of uranium-rich lands off limits. Several Arizona counties have followed Mohave County’s lead, announcing they are joining the suit.

“This Department of the Interior action has a hugely negative impact on our economic development efforts, environmental interests, and statutory functions,” said Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson.

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