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Two environmental groups have filed objections to a forest-thinning project designed to protect Flagstaff’s watershed from wildfire and flooding. The groups say the plan would have negative effects on the threatened Mexican spotted owl. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

The public comment period for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Five-Year Plan ends next week. It includes an upgrade to the state-owned Grand Canyon National Park Airport. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, conservationists have raised concerns about the project’s potential effects on the Canyon.

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Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that Arizona industries have been lobbying for for nearly two decades.  

Supporters of House Bill 2199 reads like a Who’s Who of state business groups.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Public Service, the Arizona Mining Association.

And one reason they support the bill is because they say it protects them from one of the quirks in environmental law.